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Great roundtrip cooktown-Laura-Park-Hopevale-Cooktown

The roundtrip you can do in a day and visit Split-Rock as well. An interesting stop is the OldLaura... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
huys25
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Very peaceful isolated place

We were camping at Rinyirru lakefield national park at the end of August 2018 for one day on our... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
ElenaSUN73
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Regents Park, Australia
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

We were camping at Rinyirru lakefield national park at the end of August 2018 for one day on our way to cape York. We were amazed with the peaceful atmosphere of this place. Clean amenities (cold shower). There was a water tap in every campsite. The water you have to boil for drinking or use for washing dishes. Beautiful river potentially full of crocodiles. Unfortunately we didn't see any of them even we searched hard.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing national park! We cut across from Musgrave Station and travelled through Rinyirra National Park to Cooktown. The road was one of the better roads (beats the Peninsula Development Road hands down), the wildlife was abundant and the almost free camping was unforgettable. You must buy a permit (can be done online) and will cost about $6.50 per head. Don't telephone to book if you're towing a caravan. We tried and we're put through to Head Office who clearly don't know their stuff as they declined our booking as the park was apparently unsuitable for caravans. This is incorrect so just book online and save yourself some pain. We stayed at the Hann River campground - site 13. A massive campsite right on the river with some shady trees. Crocodiles are abundant in the National Park so be sensible about being too close to the water. The drop toilet is at the entry to the Hann River campsite so bring your porta loo - it's a long walk if you don't. There are no other facilities and no internet or phone access which adds to the attraction of this place. Pack a book and a game of scrabble, enjoy the sunset, try your luck fishing or simply enjoy Mother Nature at her best.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank ChristineD632
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We spent some days in this absolutely amazing place. Tha campgrounds were basic but very well matained and we were able to book the places in advance from Italy by the Internet (!). The rangers at the new station were really kind and gave us precious indications about the best places to visit, to meet the terrific wildlife of the park. But, on top of everything else, this place is breathtaking for its wilderness and intense atmospheres.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

Some great areas to explore with some water holes. Crocs are in the area so don't swim, some areas can wash yourself in shallow running water but is risky.

Can be a little dry in summer and very wet in wet season with some areas closed due to flooding.

Some people loved this national park in our group others thought it was ok? I would happily spend a few nights in the park as it does have good fishing.

If in the area check it out.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jason S
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

We camped for four nights and were glad we did, daily walks and drives meant we could see many corners of this varied area. Hundreds of Black cockatoos each dawn and dusk, wonderful Sarus cranes and many more bird species. We will return.

Date of experience: August 2016
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