Kingfisher Camp Facilities

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Camp Sites
There are 30 grassed, shaded campsites in a bush setting on the bank of the Nicholson River at one end of a 5km long waterhole with separate coach camping, day visitor and generator areas (8pm curfew applies).

Campground map

Each campsite has its own fireplace. Please take care, keeping fires small and only in the fireplaces provided. Firewood is only to be collected from outside the campground.

Each campsite has its own tap. The water comes untreated from the River. We suggest that you boil your drinking water.

Modern Ablution Block and Laundry Area (during season Apr-Nov)
Hot water is provided via a donkey hot water system [which the staff light each morning & evening]. Lighting is battery operated on a timing switch. Rubbish is collected and amenities cleaned daily.

* During the wet season the ablution block is moved to higher ground but bush camping is still
   available, but access to Kingfisher may be restricted due to the roads in the region being impassable.

Basic food supplies, drinks, ice, toiletry items, fishing tackle and bait, souvenirs (including Kerry McGinnis books 'Pieces of Blue' & 'Heart Country') and second-hand books are available between the hours of 8:30am and 6pm approx.  Bookings for boat hire and self drive tour can be arranged at the kiosk.
We are not able to offer a public telephone service. However, in case of need, a telephone can be made available [$2 + cost of call as determined by staff] or phone cards are available.
Boat Ramp Access
Launch your boat from the natural boat ramp. Please do not park vehicles in this area.
Enjoy the fishing along banks of the Nicholson or drop a craypot for a red-claw or two. Please do not fish from the boat ramp area.
Walking tracks, both up and down river, are marked. From the lookout above the kiosk you can obtain a panoramic view of the surrounding bushland. Enjoy the creek walk to Hedley's Gorge waterhole on a self-drive tour.
Dogs are permitted but must be on leash at all times.
Flora & Fauna
Bowthorn Station was gazetted as a fauna sanctuary in the early 1970s. Enjoy the unlimited opportunities to observe and photograph the wildlife and the beautiful surroundings.
Station Tracks
Forty or so kilometres of road through Bowthorn Station are privately maintained to allow access to and from Lawn Hill National Park and the Savannah Way.
Our friendly staff are able to advise you of the many activities available while staying at Kingfisher. Their local knowledge is invaluable. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to approach the staff, they will be delighted to assist you.

Map of Kingfisher Campground