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Camping in Conondale National Park

The Booloumba Creek Road access includes creek crossings that are accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

There are three camping areas at Booloumba Creek. Grassy camp sites are located in rainforest and open forest settings close to mountain streams.

Booloumba Creek camping areas 1 and 3 are nestled in luxuriant rainforest. They are for tents only. Campervans, caravans or camper trailers are not allowed in these areas. Car parking spaces are provided nearby—expect to carry your camping gear a short distance. Some wheelchair-accessible toilets are provided—assistance is required to negotiate grassed areas.

Booloumba Creek camping area 4 is in a grassy open forest and has sites suitable for tents, large groups and high clearance campervans, caravans and camper trailers.

Nearby Imbil State Forest’s Charlie Moreland camping area, on Sunday Creek Road, is accessible by conventional two-wheel-drive vehicles.

There are three remote overnight walkers’ camps located along the Conondale Range Great Walk.

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

Park-specific conditions

Rubbish bins are not provided in Conondale National Park. Take all your rubbish out of the park for appropriate disposal. The nearest refuse transfer station is at the end of Cambroon Lane, 1 km north of Kenilworth township, off the Kenilworth–Brooloo Road. Open Saturday and Sunday 8 am–12 midday.

Booloumba Creek 1 camping area

Booloumba Creek 1 camping area, Conondale National Park. Photo: Ross Naumann

Booloumba Creek 1 camping area, Conondale National Park. Photo: Ross Naumann

Camping area features: Reasonably secluded tent camping on individual sites within a rainforest setting. Close to Booloumba Creek.

Location: Off the Kenilworth–Maleny Road about half way between Kenilworth and Conondale townships. The camping area is nestled close to the creek in Booloumba Gorge.

Access: The Booloumba Creek Road access is unsealed and includes creek crossings that are accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

Number of sites: 24 numbered sites. Some sites are double size to suit larger family groups.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping with your car parked nearby (expect to carry your camping gear a short distance); walk-in camping.

Nearby Booloumba Creek 4 camping area (PDF, 153K)* caters for caravans; camper trailers; large groups.

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets (including wheelchair accessible), cold showers, individual fire rings (bring your own clean-cut firewood), walking tracks, pay phone.

Open fires: Allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Book well in advance for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. A pay phone is located on the back of the camping tag hut.

Booloumba Creek 3 camping area

Booloumba Creek 3 camping area, Conondale National Park. Photo: Ross Naumann

Booloumba Creek 3 camping area, Conondale National Park. Photo: Ross Naumann

Camping area features: Reasonably secluded tent camping on individual sites within a rainforest setting. Close to Booloumba Creek.

Location: Off the Kenilworth–Maleny Road about half way between Kenilworth and Conondale townships. The camping area is nestled close to the creek in Booloumba Gorge.

Access: The Booloumba Creek Road access is unsealed and includes creek crossings that are accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

Number of sites: 20 sites. Some sites are larger sized and suitable for several family groups camping together.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping with your car parked nearby (expect to carry your camping gear a short distance); walk-in camping.

Nearby Booloumba Creek 4 camping area (PDF, 153K)* caters for caravans; camper trailers; campervans; large groups.

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets (including wheelchair accessible), individual fire rings (bring your own clean-cut firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: Allowed  in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Book well in advance for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. Nearest pay phone located at back of Booloumba Creek 1 camping area camping tag hut.

Booloumba Creek 4 camping area

Booloumba Creek 4 camping area, Conondale National Park. Photo: Ross Naumann

Booloumba Creek 4 camping area, Conondale National Park. Photo: Ross Naumann

Camping area features: Open forest setting.

Location: Off the Kenilworth–Maleny Road about half way between Kenilworth and Conondale townships.

Access: The Booloumba Creek Road access is unsealed and includes creek crossings that are accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car; walk-in camping; caravans; camper trailers; campervans; large groups.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (unsuitable for drinking without treatment as it is pumped from the creek and may contain organisms that can cause illness), toilets, individual fire rings (bring your own clean-cut firewood), walking tracks.

Open fires: Allowed (except when fire bans apply) in fire rings only. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available. Nearest pay phone located at back of Booloumba Creek 1 camping area camping tag hut.

Camping along the Conondale Range Great Walk

Wongai walkers' camp, Conondale Range Great Walk. Photo: Robert Ashdown, NPRSR.

Wongai walkers' camp, Conondale Range Great Walk. Photo: Robert Ashdown, NPRSR.

The Conondale Range Great Walk offers a challenging four day, 56 kilometre walk showcasing the rugged natural features of the Conondale Range. Three walkers’ camps are provided on the Conondale Range Great Walk.

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

Read more about the Conondale Range Great Walk. Camp site bookings are linked to the Conondale Range Great Walk page.

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Last updated
4 December 2012