Camping at Zig Zag Station

Zig Zag Station (private property) is quite a big station located near Hidden Valley, North Queensland. Zig Zag Station offer paid camping on the beautiful banks of Running River.

Camping at Zig Zag Station

Location - Hidden Valley, North Queensland, Australia
Distance - 150 km drive from Townsville City
Duration - 2-hour drive from Townsville City

Zig Zag Station (private property) is quite a big station, approximately 53,000 acres, located near Hidden Valley, North Queensland.

Zig Zag Station offer paid camping on the banks of Running River (-19.1327, 145.9102). It's a perfect place to get away and camp along the beautiful Running River. Plenty of shade in the camp and swimming to be had! There are no facilities, so you will need to be self-sufficient up there. You'll need to book a spot for this trip with the Station.  

Though this trip is often done in four-wheel drives as a circuit linking up Hervey Range, Zig Zag Station, Hidden Valley, and Paluma.

It is also great for bike touring and bike packing. It's all bitumen road, so road bikes are suitable. However, you may want to walk across the Lassie Creek bridge which is made from rail iron. Also, beware of the hauling trucks that use this usually a quiet road.

The Bicentennial National Trail (BNT for short) is rarely travelled that goes through this area. It can be hiked and can be done as a paid tour with donkeys.

How to book

The cost is AUD50 per vehicle per night.
Call or email Zig Zag Station to speak with Brad/Rosie Howe.
Running River Camping:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0747 708 048
Mob: 0428 111 597 (Brad)
Mob: 0429 436 852 (Rosie)
ZIG ZAG STATION, 4497 Ewan Road, PALUMA QLD 4416
Zig Zag Station Waiver

What to do

  • Swim
  • SUP - Stand up paddleboard
  • Read a book
  • Check out Butterfly Rock, Wallaroo Gorge, Zig Zag Creek, Deception Creek

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