About this campground
Some campsites have their own fire ring. Firewood must be collected before entering the park. Firewood collecting areas are signposted along Port Warrender Road. Preferably use your own portable gas or fuel stove.
There is a swimming area downstream of the start of the walk trail. Soaps and detergents are not permitted in the creeks and rivers. It is recommended that water is boiled or otherwise treated before drinking.
Punamii-unpuu/Mitchell Falls walk trail
The trail to the park's most spectacular feature winds through a range of different habitats and passes Little Mertens Falls and Big Mertens Falls. Parts of the trail involve uneven ground, water crossings and scrambling over rocks. It has a Class 5 rating and requires a high level of fitness. Some visitors walk one way to or from the falls and take a helicopter flight in the other direction.
- Distance: 8.6km
- Class: 5
- Time: Allow 4-6 hours or 2.5 hours each way.
Little Mertens Falls walk trail
This easy to moderate trail leads to Little Mertens Falls where there are stunning views and the opportunity for a swim.
- Distance: 1.6km
- Class: 3
- Time: Allow 30 minutes return.
River View walk trail
The 2km return walk crosses some steep and difficult terrain on the way to a lookout with views over the Mitchell River and surrounding woodland.
- Distance: 2km
- Class: 4
- Time: Allow 1.5hours for the return journey.
There is a helipad (and booking office) at the campground where you can arrange a scenic flight to the Mitchell Plateau. It is possible to fly one way and walk back along the 4.3km scenic walk trail (or vice versa). These services are provided under licence by HeliSpirit. Bookings are essential. Click here to choose your flight.
Pay attention to all warning signs, however just because a sign isn’t there doesn’t mean crocodiles aren’t present. If you are unsure don't swim, canoe or use small boats in estuaries, tidal rivers or pools and contact the nearest Parks and Wildlife office.
Plants, wildlife and fungi
Visit the Atlas of Living Australia for a list of species recorded within a 5km radius of Mitchell Falls Campground.
We recognise and acknowledge Wunambal Gaambera people as the traditional owners of Mitchell River National Park.