Similar to Darling River camping at Menindee but in outback QLD

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My family visited the Darling River and camped beside it last year. We absolutely love the solitude and waking up beside the river. We also love the short drives to historical sites.

It is too far for us to travel this year so we were wondering if there was a similar place in QLD.

We want it to be remote, but southern QLD remote would be preferable. We also want to be able to swim in the river and literally be camped right beside it.

Another big request is we are alone or almost alone. We will be travelling in early Dec but as long as we can sit under a tree or swim the heat doesn't really bother us.

Can anyone make some recommendation
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Reply By: Notso - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:12

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:12
The Coopers Creek and Diamantina offer some great camping spots.

Old Cork Station on the Diamantina is excellent, might catch a few Yellow Belly and yabbies. Pretty muddy river but Old Cork Waterhole is permanent water. about 100ks dirt into it from turn off west of Middleton. Or you can get to it via the Lark Quarry rd out of Winton, about 200 ks dirt that way.

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Reply By: ChrisK - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 15:23

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 15:23
Try Noccundra in far west Qld. Camping spot opposite the old historic pub on the Wilson river. Really nice spot if your looking for something by a river. Then you could continue heading west to the Cooper at the Dig tree. Then follow it north to may great camping spots.
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Follow Up By: Member - eighty matey - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 20:09

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 20:09
x2 for Noccundra.

Sitting by the Wilson River watching the Pelicans float past is easy to take.

Plenty of places to visit on the way out - like Thargo and Eulo.
Maybe the Paroo will have water at Eulo.

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 16:41

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 16:41
Diamantinia Lakes comes to mind as does Nindigully

Alan
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 16:43

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 16:43
Nindigully is just south from St George
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 17:56

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 17:56
Nindigully isn't a bad stop for an overnighter, but with all the people (particularly grey nomads) visiting there these days, the solitude the OP is after would be hard to come by there IMHO.
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Reply By: Member - Graham D2 - Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 16:48

Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 16:48
Welford National Park on the Barcoo River about 250km south of Longreach might be OK. We were there 3 weeks ago for two nights. First night about 8 campers the second just us and one other. Don't know what it would be like in December. Need to be self sufficient as only a toilet block. The park is a combination of mulga, claypan and red dunes.

Graham
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