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.
If the main area on edge of dam is full, there is more room for big rigs, and also very shady sites. (see photos) Follow the road past the Chimney down behind the wall of the dam. No water view, but still close to the water.

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 kathiew on 9th August, 2015