Rifle Creek Rest Area Campground

Last Updated Dec 2015

Rifle Creek Rest Area has toilets Rifle Creek Rest Area has water available Rifle Creek Rest Area has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Rifle Creek Rest Area There are picnic tables available at Rifle Creek Rest Area Pets allowed in Rifle Creek Rest Area

Quite a pleasant spot for a quick overnighter on the way to somewhere else.

There is plenty of space here if you happen to have to tow a caravan, and some nice shady spots for tent sites. Most of the area is hard packed dirt, and level with plenty of room for large rigs.

If you are in a tent, you will be able to find a few areas with a bit of grass, and shade.

Rifle Creek at the back of the campground attracts lots of bird life and would be a good spot to sit for a while with the binoculars. I really love these north Queensland paperbark lined creeks. It also looks reasonably promising for Red Claw.

Don't expect it to be too quiet though, as it is only just off the highway, and you are likely to be sharing with a few caravans.

There are toilets and showers and covered picnic tables as well as a dump point and plenty of trees for shade.

Maximum stay is 48 hours, which is all you would need here.

Facilities and activities at Rifle Creek Rest Area

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

There is an honesty box provided (gold coin donation), and is maintained by Tablelands Regional Council. Donations are used to maintain and upgrade the facilities.


Self serve booth at campsite.

How to book:

No bookings are required, just turn up an pick your campsite, then throw a couple of bucks in the donation tin.


Flushing Toilets


Pets are allowed with conditions

Water Availability:

Non-potable water may be available. Boil all water for at least 10 minutes before drinking.

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.


There is no fishing at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

More Information


Location information for Rifle Creek Rest Area


This site is accessable by caravans in good weather.

Getting there

The campground is just off the Mulligan Highway about 1km north from Mount Molloy (across the road from the Weatherby Road turn off).

View directions from Mount Molloy to Rifle Creek Rest Area in google maps

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