Cumberland Chimney Historic Site

Waypoint: -18.29712 , 143.35320 GPS: -18.29963 , 143.35127
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Free Overnight CampMaximum 20 hrsDay Rest AreaCaravansLong RigTent SitePets WelcomePhoto OpportunityBird Watching
  • Overnight Rest Area
  • Day Use Area
  • Place of Interest
Gulf Developmental Road
Georgetown QLD 4871
  • Observe signs and keep away from contaminated areas
  • Plentiful bird and wildlife at the lagoon
  • No facilities whatsoever

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21km west of Georgetown on southern side of the Gulf Developmental Road

Built by Cornish masons, the Cumberland Chimney is all that remains of a crushing plant, or mill, that contracted to surrounding mines to crush their gold bearing ore.

The rest area here is a free overnighter with no facilities.
The Cumberland Chimney sits next to a lagoon which was designed and built to collect water by establishing a series of earthwork channels and a dam. Today this lagoon is the home of bird life, which can be easily photographed.

Such a lovely spot and a few campers staying. Lots of bird life.
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Last updated by K&FT on 4th July, 2013