Accommodation

Innamincka Regional Reserve

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Innamincka Regional Reserve is a park of contrasts. Covering more than 1.3 million hectares of land, ranging from the life-giving wetlands of the Cooper Creek system to the stark arid outback, the reserve also sustains a large commercial beef cattle enterprise, and oil and gas fields.

The heritage-listed Innamincka Regional Reserve park headquarters and interpretation centre gives an insight into the natural history of the area, Aboriginal people, European settlement and Australia's most famous explorers, Burke and Wills.

From the interpretation centre, visit the sites where Burke and Wills died, and the historic Dig Tree site (QLD) which once played a significant part in their ill-fated expedition.

Shaded by the gums, the waterholes provide a relaxing place for a spot of fishing or explore the creek further by canoe or boat.

  • Burke’s Grave Campground

    This camp­ground, locat­ed 11 km north-east of Innam­inc­ka, is the final rest­ing place of Robert O’Hara Burke, of the Burke and Wills expe­di­tion. There is no shade at this campground. 

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only.
    Suit­able for: tents, camper trail­ers, caravans.
    Facil­i­ties: long-drop toilets.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ing — max­i­mum 8 vehi­cles permitted.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Cullyamurra Waterhole Campground

    Cullya­mur­ra Water­hole is Aus­trali­a’s largest bill­abong and offers shad­ed camp sites, abun­dant birdlife and is a pop­u­lar fish­ing spot. Locat­ed 16 km north-east of Innam­inc­ka, the camp­ground has 15 camp sites spaced along the 7 km waterhole. 

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only.
    Suit­able for: tents and camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties: long-drop toilets.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ground: max­i­mum 15 vehi­cles permitted.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Kings Site Campground

    Locat­ed 5 km south-west of Innam­inc­ka, this camp­ground is where John King, the sole sur­vivor of the Burke and Wills expe­di­tion was found alive in 1861. Access is via the Fif­teen Mile Track. The camp­ground has two camp sites. Come pre­pared to be self-suf­fi­cient as this camp­ground has no facilities.

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only.
    Suit­able for: tents and camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties: nil.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ing — max­i­mum 3 vehicles.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Kudriemitchie Campground

    Kudriemitchie Camp­ground is locat­ed on the edge of the park and pro­vides lit­tle shade. Toi­let facil­i­ties are locat­ed at the Coop­er Creek day vis­i­tor area and camp­ground, approx­imte­ly 20 km north.

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only .
    Suit­able for: tents and camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties: nil.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ground- max­i­mum 12 vehicles
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Minkie Waterhole Campground

    A seclud­ed camp­ground, set amongst riv­er red gums. The Minkie water­hole has an abun­dance of birdlife. The camp­ground is locat­ed 9 km south-west of Innam­inc­ka via the Fif­teen Mile Track. The camp­ground has three camp sites. Come pre­pared to be self-suf­fi­cient as this camp­ground has no facilities. 

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only.
    Suit­able for: tents and camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties: nil.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ground — max­i­mum 12 vehicles.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Policemans Campground

    Locat­ed on the banks of Coop­er Creek, 2 km south-west of Innam­inc­ka, this is our clos­est camp­ground to the Innam­inc­ka town­ship. Access is via Fif­teen Mile Track.

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only.
    Suit­able for: tents and camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties: long-drop toilets.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ground — max­i­mum 9 vehi­cles. Gate on west­ern end must be kept clear for tour oper­a­tor to access tour boat.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Queerbidie Campground

    This camp­ground is locat­ed near Queer­bi­die Water­hole and is just 1.5 km from the Innam­inc­ka town­ship. There is min­i­mal shade at this campground.

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD only.
    Suit­able for: tents, camper trail­ers, caravans.
    Facil­i­ties: long-drop toilets.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Unal­lo­cat­ed camp­ground — max­i­mum 6 vehicles 
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.
  • Ski Beach Campground

    This camp­ground offers shad­ed camp sites on the banks of the Coop­er Creek. Locat­ed only 4 km south-west of Innam­inc­ka, it is a con­ve­nient base to explore the area. Access is via Fif­teen Mile Track. 

    Access: high clear­ance 4WD.
    Suit­able for: tents and camper trailers.
    Facil­i­ties: long-drop toilets.
    Camp­fires: allowed (sea­son­al fire restric­tions apply).
    Num­ber of vehi­cles: max­i­mum of 8.
    Elec­tric­i­ty: unpowered.