Stubby Bend, by Barcoo River


4.1 from 94 users


On the banks of the Barcoo River away from the highway noise, Stubby Bends offers fully self-contained travellers a free camp site for camping. You may stay a maximum of 72 hours. A variety of birds visit the area throughout the day, you can watch the kangaroos grazing in the afternoons, and quite often at night friendly possums will visit your camp site. When the waterhole is high you can catch a yellow belly for dinner. From Stubby Bend you can explore the Coolibah Walk and discover the natural flora along the river banks as well as visit the historic Qantas crash site. Please remember no amentites are available and campers must be self contained. This is a natural environment that requires care and protection. Please use the bins and leave the area clean, do not throw rubbish into the river. The area is subject to flooding in the wet so it is best to park on the gravel area. Picnic tables and seats are available to use enjoy an evening stubby or two while you catch up with your fellow travellers.

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Lat: -24.874422 Lng: 146.263839

User Reviews



Great spot beside the river . Hotel bus picks you up in time for the chicken race at the hotel . Hilarious fundraiser for charity . Easy walk into town . Great spot .



Excellent quiet free camp by the Barcoo, easy walk into town. Great outlook over the plains.



Great place to stay! We rocked into town around 5pm, just in time to watch Ben's Chicken Race. An interesting experience for sure, with funds going to charity - worth the visit! Afterwards we headed to the river, lots and lots of room. No amenities (dump point not very far away though). Free. Able to stay hitched. Winner in our eyes.


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