Located on the New South Wales–Queensland hinterland border, two hundred and fifty kilometres south west of Brisbane, the Sundown National Park offers rugged beautiful scenery that can be appreciated from several stunning camp sites. It is a great camping destination for self reliant campers.
The National Park is a nature lover’s and camper’s delight. The spectacular wilderness area features steep-sided gorges, jagged ridges and mountains of over 1,000 metres that tower above the Severn River. The park is a great place to view wildlife and enjoy activities such as canoeing, fishing and swimming.
The Park is best visited during the cooler winter months as summer months can see temperatures exceed forty degrees. The National Park is in an isolated part of Queensland and is the perfect place for self-reliant campers to get away from it all.
While camping is allowed through the park, there are some designated camp sites that offer some basic amenities, and of these, the Broadwater and Nundubbermere Falls camping areas are the easiest to access. Other sites are only accessible via four wheel drive and getting vans to them may prove difficult.
Some of the camp sites with the Sundown National Park include:
Broadwater Camping area - Located on the banks of the Severn River features fifteen numbered sites and a “large group area” suitable for parties of thirty, the site is suitable for tents and vans up to four metres in length. Small barbecues, pit toilets, and bush showers are available.
Red Rock Gorge - A small camping area only accessible by 4WD track, the camp site is in close proximity to the Red Rock Gorge lookout. It has a maximum capacity of ten people and groups no bigger than six are allowed. Facilities are minimal.
Nundubbermere Falls Camping Area - Accessible via conventional vehicles and located towards the northern end of the park off Nundubbermere Road, it offers no facilities, but is in close proximity to the falls and an open grassed area.
Burrows Waterhole Camping Area - Also on the Severn River, has space for about sixty campers and is an undeveloped area located in a pristine spot. It takes two hours driving along a four wheel drive track to access. Pit toilets are available.
So, if you’re looking to get off the beaten track with your Goldstream camper trailer, be sure to add Sundown National Park to your itinerary.