Six Mile Waterhole Camping Area
Six Mile Waterhole camping area is a picturesque camping spot located in the southern part of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), situated in the remote and rugged wilderness of southern Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. This camping area offers a unique opportunity to camp beside a large waterhole on the steep western bank of the Laura River, providing visitors with a peaceful and natural setting to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
1) Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.
2) Generators: only generators operated at less than 65dB(A), when measured 7m from the generator, are permitted, and only between 8.00am and 7.00pm.
Things to know
To reach Six Mile Waterhole camping area, visitors must have a 4WD vehicle, as the park's terrain and roads require off-road capabilities. The camping area is not accessible for camper trailers, caravans, campervans, or buses. It's essential to drive with care, following minimal impact driving practices and 4WD safety guidelines. Six Mile Waterhole camping area is ideal for tent camping. Campsites are suitable for setting up tents beside your car. Campfires are allowed in this area, but visitors must adhere to specific conditions and fire bans when applicable. It's recommended to use fuel stoves for cooking and not collect firewood within the park. Generators are allowed, but they must operate at less than 65dB(A) when measured 7 meters from the generator. Generator use is restricted to the hours between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. Given the remote nature of the park, it's crucial for visitors to prioritize safety, be self-sufficient, and carry essentials such as adequate food and drinking water, water treatment equipment, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, a fuel stove, and spare parts for their vehicle. Mobile phone coverage is not available in this remote area, so visitors should plan accordingly for communication needs.
The nearby swamps and lagoons provide an excellent habitat for birdwatching. Bird enthusiasts can spend hours observing the rich birdlife in the area. Six Mile Waterhole camping area is conveniently located near several points of interest, including Old Laura Homestead, Lake Emma, and Horseshoe Lagoon. These destinations offer historical insights into the park's varied history and opportunities for outdoor adventures. Old Laura Homestead, in particular, offers a glimpse into the rich historical heritage of the park. Visitors can pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a relaxing day trip to nearby attractions while taking in the stunning natural beauty of the area. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck by flicking lures from the riverbank near the campsite or venture up the road to Catfish Waterhole for more fishing options.