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Camping in Main Range National Park

Developed camping areas

There are three developed camping areas in Main Range National Park; Spicers Gap camping area and the Poplar Flat and Manna Gum camping areas at Goomburra. Private campgrounds are located opposite Queen Mary Falls and at Goomburra.

Spicers Gap camping area is located on the eastern side of the range to the south of Cunninghams Gap. The Goomburra camping areas are located on the western side of the range to the north of Cunninghams Gap.

All camping areas have facilities; composting toilets and tap-water. Barbecues are provided at Goomburra only. All camping areas are within short walking distances to graded walking tracks.

A public phone is available at the private Goomburra Valley campground, located 5 km west of the park boundary. The phone is located near the office, which is situated approximately 150 m north of Inverramsay Road at the entrance to the campgrounds.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Remote area bushcamping

Some opportunities for remote, walk-in bush camping are available within the park. See the below remote area bush camp descriptions for more information. Please check the locations and availability of remote area bush camp sites when booking online.

Park-specific conditions

Boil or chemically-treat all tap-water before drinking. When camping at Goomburra, please supply your own firewood for barbecue cooking, or alternatively use a fuel stove. Firewood must not be collected from the park or roadside—fines apply.

No bins are provided at the camping areas; campers are asked to take their rubbish with them.

Goomburra is a special area for frogs; your cooperation is required to protect them. See more information on being ‘frog friendly' when visiting this part of the park.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Poplar Flat camping area—Goomburra

Poplar Flat camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Poplar Flat camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: Open, flat, grassy area adjacent to Dalrymple Creek, which is popular with campers attracted to the sunny conditions during the cooler months.
Location: Beside the camping and information stands—it's the first camping area on entering the park.
Access: In most weather the camping area can be reached by conventional 2WD vehicles, camper trailers, caravans and small motor homes. During very wet periods this road may only be accessed by 4WD vehicles.
Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 100 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, caravans, camper trailers, (small) motorhomes and large groups. There are no powered sites.
Camp site surface: Grass.
Facilities: Composting toilets, wood barbecues and tap-water.
Open fires: Prohibited except where barbecues are provided (except when fire bans apply). Elevated barbecues and braziers that use heat beads are permitted provided the ground underneath them is protected. Fuel stoves are recommended.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and firewood. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings required for holiday periods including long weekends and public holidays.
Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Manna Gum camping area—Goomburra

Manna Gum camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Manna Gum camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: Open, flat, grassy area adjacent to Dalrymple Creek and amongst Manna gums that provide ample shade during the warmer months. At the eastern end of Manna Gum camping area is the start of a variety of walking tracks that offer a range of different bushwalking experiences.
Location: East of the Poplar Flat camping area—follow the dirt road to its end.
Access: In most weather the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles, camper-trailers, caravans and small motor homes. During very wet periods this road may only be accessed by 4WD vehicles.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 140 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, caravans, camper trailers, (small) motorhomes and large groups. There are no powered sites.
Camp site surface: Grass.
Facilities: Composting toilets, wood barbecues, tap-water and wheelchair accessible toilets.
Open fires: Prohibited except where barbecues are provided (except when fire bans apply). Elevated barbecues and braziers that use heat beads are permitted provided the ground underneath them is protected. Fuel stoves are recommended.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and firewood. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings required for holiday periods including long weekends and public holidays.
Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Spicers Gap camping area

Spicers Gap camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Spicers Gap camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: Small, grassy area set in a clearing on the eastern side of Spicers Gap. Short walking tracks and walking trails can be found here.
Location: Eastern side of the Main Range and to the south of Cunninghams Gap.
Access: 2WD conventional vehicle (during dry weather only) and 4WD. Access is via Spicers Gap Road, which leaves the Cunningham Highway 5 km west of Aratula. Unsuitable for buses, caravans or large campervans.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 50 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass.
Facilities: Composting toilets and tap-water.
Open fires: Prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended. Elevated barbecues and braziers that use heat beads are permitted provided the ground underneath them is protected.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent and fuel or gas stove. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings required for holiday periods including long weekends and public holidays.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Steamer Creek remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Grassy, open forest site, south of Steamer Creek. This is primarily intended as an overnight site for bushwalkers undertaking extended walks into the Main Range.
Location: Approximately 250 m east of the locked gate on the Steamer Creek fire trail. Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12. Grid Reference: 429 805. GPS Reference: 56J 0442996 6880505 (GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD via Emu Creek Road, Old Mill Road and the Steamer Creek fire trail, or by 2WD in dry weather via Emu Creek Road to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Laidley Creek Falls remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Open forest site adjacent to the headwaters of Laidley Creek. East of the camping area the forest thins allowing expansive views of Mount Castle and the Laidley and Fassifern valleys.
Location: Map Sheet: Townson 9342-22. Grid Reference: 407 054. GPS Reference: 56J 0440685 6905425 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is via Lookout Road from the Goomburra camping area to Sylvesters Lookout walking track. Access is by high clearance 2WD in dry weather—the road is closed via a locked gate in wet weather.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. The creek is not a reliable water source as it is often dry. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located at least 100 m from the creek.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Knoll E12 remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Rainforest site primarily used as a stopover on longer walks. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Townson 9342-22. Grid Reference: 393 047. GPS Reference: TBA.
Access: Nearest vehicle access is via Lookout Road from the Goomburra camping area to Sylvesters Lookout walking track. Access is by high clearance 2WD in dry weather—the road is closed via a locked gate in wet weather.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. This site is rarely used, so an obvious camp site may not be present. Please select a site that will cause minimal environmental impact. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Ferns. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Knoll T30 remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Pleasant rainforest site. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 387 023, GPS Reference: TBA.
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to The Crest car park at Cunninghams Gap on the Cunningham Highway or by high clearance 2WD via Lookout Road from the Goomburra camping area to Sylvesters Lookout walking track—the road is closed via a locked gate in wet weather.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt, leaf litter. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Ramparts South remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Rainforest site primarily used as a stopover on longer walks. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 388 011, GPS Reference: TBA.
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to The Crest car park at Cunninghams Gap on the Cunningham Highway.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt, leaf litter.  
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Spicers Peak (East) remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Small elevated rough site on the margin between rainforest and heath with nearby views to the east and south. A lesser-used tent site is located just west of the rock cairn. Exposed rock on and around the peak can cause significant distortion of compass readings. Variations from -40 o to +180 o have been noted.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 419 917, GPS Reference: 56J 0441921 6891650 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to Governors Chair car park via Spicers Gap Road.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 4 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Spicers Peak (West) remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Warm site open to the north on the margin between rainforest and heath. Good views.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 414 917, GPS Reference: 56J 0441383 6891731 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to Governors Chair car park via Spicers Gap Road.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Spicers—Double Top Saddle remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Pleasant open forest site on the edge of rainforest that is sheltered from the west. Limited views.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 421 911, GPS Reference: 56J 0442116 6891127(GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to Governors Chair car park via Spicers Gap Road.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. You must be self-sufficient. Water may be found under good conditions by descending some distance into the gully to the west. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Double Top remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Small rough site situated on a razorback on the southern side of the north peak. Excellent views. Extreme caution should be taken when moving around the site, especially at night, due to the proximity of surrounding cliffs.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 422 900, GPS Reference: 56J 0442228 6889988 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to Governors Chair car park via Spicers Gap Road or by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan. 
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 4 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Swan Knoll remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Open forest site with limited protection from wind. Limited views. Tent sites on the crest of the knoll or on a lower shelf approximately 60 m to the west.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 431 889, GPS Reference: 56J 0443164 6888944 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan. 
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Mount Huntley Saddle remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Pleasant open forest site with reasonable views to the east and north. A defined camp site may not be obvious as there is a range of possible tent sites.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 444 874, GPS Reference: TBA.
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan. 
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Mount Huntley remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Elevated, level, open forest camp site on the edge of rainforest. Good views nearby.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 442 868, GPS Reference: 56J 0444204 6886847 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan. The most direct northerly walking access to and from the site involves climbing a steep cliff break. For safety a 30 m belay rope is strongly recommended.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water is usually available under most conditions south of the camp site in Tree Fern Gully. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings:
Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Huntley—Sentinel Saddle remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Open forest site west of Mount Huntley. Most often used as part of a western circuit walk.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 430 860, GPS Reference: 56J 0442810 6885919 (WGS 84).
Access: Access from the north may require permission from private landowners. Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Panorama Point remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Small elevated montane heath site, offering expansive views over the southern end of the Main Range. Extreme caution should be taken when moving around the site, especially at night, due to the proximity of surrounding cliffs.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 449 849, GPS Reference: 56J 0444895 6884928 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 4 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Lower Panorama Point remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Broad open forest ridge site with good views to the east and west.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 455 846, GPS Reference: 56J 0445582 6884560 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. A defined camp site may not be obvious as there is a range of possible tent sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Davies Ridge remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Grassy open forest shelf site, just west of the main escarpment. Good views to the west.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 452 827, GPS Reference: 56J 0445073 6882982 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Mount Steamer Saddle remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Open forest site with limited space on the edge of rainforest.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 461 816. GPS Reference: 56J 0446114 6881589 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water is usually available under most conditions within 300 m west of the site. Water collected from creeks should be boiled or chemically-treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located on east draining slopes. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Paddys Knob remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Located in open forest north east of Paddys Knob. Prominent grassy areas, which were once grazed, provide the opportunity for expansive views. Views of Condamine Gorge can also be seen at Paddys Knob approximately 400 m south-west from the site.
Location: Map Sheet: Wilsons Peak 9341-21, Grid Reference: 440 708, GPS Reference: 56J 0440126 6870751 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest 2WD/4WD vehicle access is east of Mount Colliery township via Gambubal Road.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water is usually available under most conditions within 300 m west of the site. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located at least 100 m from the creek. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

South Branch remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Open forest site located near the junction of Cryptocarya Creek and Emu Creek South Branch. This is primarily intended as an overnight site for bushwalkers undertaking extended walks into the Main Range.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 437 790, GPS Reference: 56J 0443730 6879015 (GDA 94).
Access: 4WD vehicle access is along Emu Creek Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water is usually available under good conditions. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located on east draining slopes. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Stern remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Open forest site with heath understorey, located on the Stern.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 452 805, GPS Reference: 56J 0445260 6880571 (GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD along Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 6 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass, ferns. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Lizard South remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Rainforest site south of Lizard Point.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 481 809, GPS Reference: 56J 0448081 6880983 (GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD along Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, east of Emuvale, or by 2WD to Teviot Gap via Head Road south-west of Boonah, or Spring Creek Road, east of Killarney.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt, leaf litter. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water is usually available under good conditions west of the camp site. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located well south of the camp site. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Mount Superbus—North Peak or Raspberry Saddle remote area bush camp

Camping area features: North Peak is a rough rainforest site with limited protection in windy weather. Limited views nearby. Raspberry Saddle is a more pleasant sheltered site, surrounded by rainforest. A small gap in the canopy allows sunshine to reach the ground in the middle part of the day. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 471 785 (North Peak), Grid Reference: 467 781 (Raspberry Saddle), GPS Reference: 56J 0447087 6878500 (WGS 84) (North Peak), GPS Reference: 56J 0446749 6878148 (WGS 84) (Raspberry Saddle).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to Teviot Gap via Head Road south-west of Boonah, or Spring Creek Road, east of Killarney.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt, leaf litter. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Mount Superbus—South Peak remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Rainforest site. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 457 762, GPS Reference: 56J 0445616 6876199 (GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Emu Creek Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass, dirt. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Point Pure remote area bush camp

Camping area features: Located in open forest on Point Pure. Good views to the west over the rugged expanse of Glen Rock State Forest.
Location: Map Sheet: Glen Rock 9342-23, Grid Reference: 324 100, GPS Reference: 56J 0432403 6910033 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest 2WD/4WD vehicle access is to the eastern end of East Haldon Road at the Casuarina camping area in Glen Rock State Forest.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass. 
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Non-designated sites in Main Range

Camp sites located in areas of the park, away from existing designated sites, will be approved if considered appropriate. To discuss non-designated sites, phone 07 4666 1133. There are no facilities.

Last updated
22 September 2016