Rocky Creek War Memorial Park Camping Ground

GPS: -17.18263 , 145.45548
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Free Overnight CampMaximum 72 hrsToiletsAccessibleNon Drinking WaterMobile Phone CoverageShadePicnic TablesBBQBinCaravansLong RigPets WelcomeNo FiresNo Generators
  • Camping Area
Kennedy Highway
Tolga QLD 4882
Tel: (07) 4043 4444
  • Gold coin donation
  • BYO drinking water
  • Lovely place to stay
Last updated by Dave on 18th July, 2015
Rocky Creek War Memorial Park Camping Ground is available throughout the year and is classed as a free camp. The council operates this campground for the benefit of travellers and requests a gold coin donation.
A very well maintained Memorial Park, 23km south of Mareeba, or 12km north of Atherton. No generators or open fires permitted. Gardens are being established. Toilet Block is a bit of a hike away from the camping area. There are 2 taps in camping area near the pathway leading to the toilet blocks.

Rocky Creek was the site of the largest military hospital in the Southern Hemisphere - a 3000 bed hospital which treated over 60,000 patients from 1943 to 1945.

Every year on the Sunday closest to VP Day, returned soldiers, their families and descendants gather to remember Victory in the Pacific and to take part in a dedication and unveiling ceremony.

The Tablelands Regional Council is custodian of the crown land and the park is developed and maintained in collaboration with the Rocky Creek War Memorial Park Committee.

The Igloo (a entertainment theatre built about 1940) across the road from the park is being refurbished by Rotary and they hold talks on Saturday and Sunday 10:00am (notice posted at the toilet block) which are very informative, donations appreciated.
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Pen & Jeff
Found this very delightful. Two places in this area are worth a visit! Here are the names/websites: P&P Gallo Dairyland. J & P ???
Walk to Barney Ck (excellent spot about 1km). Take path 30m on right before quarry gates, follow the white arrows on trees. First 'Fairy Garden', (wartime relic?) then keep going to left.... until finally the 'Siamese Twin Fig Trees. Take care on return to take a right turn to broad track.
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