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Camping in D'Aguilar National Park

D’Aguilar National Park has two formal camping areas in Mount Mee section (Neurum Creek and Archer) and eight remote bush camp sites in South D'Aguilar section (formally Brisbane Forest Park).

Remote bush camp sites are only accessible by walking and minimal facilities are provided. Visitors wishing to camp at any of these sites need to be physically fit, have bushwalking and navigation experience, and have an emergency plan in place with a responsible friend or family member. Always carry a topographic map, compass, first-aid kit, water and food. Mobile phone reception within the park is unreliable.

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

Park-specific conditions

Bush camping sites in D’Aguilar National Park may be closed during periods of high fire danger or for regenerative purposes. Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions

Due to the small size of the camp sites and designated car spaces at Neurum Creek and Archer camping areas in Mount Mee section, they are not suitable for campervans, trailers or caravans.

To navigate to the exact location of bush camp sites in South D’Aguilar section, a topographic map and the specific map grid reference for your pre-booked camp site are required.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Neurum Creek camping area

Neurum Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Neurum Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: camping close to Neurum Creek in an enclosed forest setting.

Location: off Neurum Creek Road, about 6.3 km from the southern access to the park (Sellin Road, via The Gantry) and about 13.5 km from the northern access to the park (Woodford end).

Maps:

Access: not suitable for trailers, caravans or campervans. Four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended.

Number of sites: 13 numbered sites. Maximum of 6 people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: raised dirt pads.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), septic toilets and fireplaces.

Open fires: permitted in the fireplace provided, except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Bring your own firewood—untreated, milled timber off-cuts are recommended. Do not bring in or collect bush wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, firewood, insect repellent and first-aid kit. A fuel or gas stove is recommended for cooking.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Archer camping area

Archer camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Archer camping area. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: an open, grassy, family-friendly, natural bush setting near Neurum Creek.

Location: on Lovedays Road, about 1 km from the northern access to the park (Woodford end) and about 16 km from the southern access to the park (Sellin Road via The Gantry).

Maps:

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle from the north via Woodford. From the south, via The Gantry, it is only accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles. It is not suitable for trailers, caravans or campervans.

Number of sites: 9 numbered camp sites spread over an open grassy area. Maximum of 6 people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping close to your car, walk-in camping, large groups.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), septic toilets and fireplaces.

Open fires: permitted in the fireplace provided, except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Bring your own firewood—untreated, milled timber off-cuts are recommended. Do not bring in or collect bush wood. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, firewood, insect repellent and first-aid kit. A fuel or gas stove is recommended for cooking.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Scrub Road bush camp

Scrub Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Scrub Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping in open eucalypt woodland among magnificent spotted gums, ironbarks and grey gums.

Location: from Mount Nebo Road, the bush camp site is accessed after walking 4 km along Scrub Road. Along the way, stop at Enoggera Creek to enjoy the stunning scenery of the headwaters. Scrub Road is a 15min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap. An alternative route to the camp site is walking 5.8 km along South Boundary Road, off Mount Nebo Road. South Boundary Road is a 20 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 828 655.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: water tank and shelter. All water obtained in the park must be treated before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Dundas Road bush camp

Dundas Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Dundas Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping in open eucalypt forest. Enjoy picturesque wet eucalypt forest on your walk to the bush camp site. This is the most easily accessible remote bush camp in the park.

Location: from Mount Nebo Road, the bush camp site is accessed by walking 1.6 km along Dundas Road. Dundas Road is a 25 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap and can be accessed from behind the Mount Nebo waste transfer station.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 758 708.

Number of sites: open area with no separately-defined sites. A maximum of 15 people (5 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: water tank with roof. All water obtained in the park must be treated before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Light Line Road bush camp

Light Line Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Light Line Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping in open eucalypt woodland surrounded by bloodwoods, grey gums and tallowwoods. The uncommon shrub, Goodenia ovata, shows off its yellow flowers in spring and autumn along the road edge on the walk in.

Location: from the park boundary at Forestry Road, Mount Nebo, the bush camping site is accessed by walking 1.7 km along Light Line Road. Forestry Road is a 20 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 778 675.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 6 people (2 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: water tank and shelter. All water obtained in the park must be treated before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Northbrook Mountain bush camp

Northbrook Mountain bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Northbrook Mountain bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping on a high ridge overlooking Kipper Creek in wet sclerophyll forest. Northbrook Mountain summit is approximately a 15 min walk from the bush camp site. The summit affords extensive views looking south across the England Creek catchments and is covered in mountain heath, where wildflowers bloom between winter and spring.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, this bush camping site is accessed via Lawton Road (about a 45min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap). Along the 4.7 km walk, take in the beautiful subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll scenery. A wide variety of birds can also be seen along this track that winds around the base of Northbrook Mountain.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 777 722. It can be used as a stopover on the longer walk to England Creek bush camp.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Middle Kobble bush camp

Middle Kobble bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Middle Kobble bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping in an open grassy area next to Kobble Creek, in the remote northern section of the park. A short walk takes you to the top of Kobble Creek waterfall. Keep an eye out for the prehistoric-looking Lepidozamia (cycads) on your walk to the bush camp. Skinks and keelbacks (freshwater snakes) can be seen basking on the rocks at the top of Kobble Creek waterfall. Bottlebrush plants flower along the creek beside the bush camp site in spring.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, the camp site is accessed by walking 4.7 km along the Lepidozamia track and Middle Kobble firebreak. The Lepidozamia track entrance is about a 50 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap. Allow 3−4 hr for the uphill walk out, ascending 350 m in elevation with steep sections. An alternative route returns via North Kobble Creek firebreak back onto the Lepidozamia track.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 773 833.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water*, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

*Kobble Creek is often dry, but if available, treat any creek water you draw.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

England Creek bush camp

England Creek bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

England Creek bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: bush camping in the remote middle section of the park, alongside picturesque England Creek. There are several water holes along England Creek Road, 10min south of the bush camp site. Look out for native daisies along the road edge flowering spring to summer. Pink rock orchids and tongue orchids can be seen growing on rock cuttings on Joyners Ridge Road in spring.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, the bush camping site is accessed by walking 10.5 km along Lawton, England Creek, and Joyners Ridge Roads. Lawton Road is a 45 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap.

Map:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 732 750.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water*, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

*England Creek is often dry, but if available, treat any creek water you draw.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

North Kobble bush camp

North Kobble bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

North Kobble bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping in open eucalypt forest adjacent to Kobble Creek.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, this bush camping site is accessed from the Lepidozamia track. The Lepidozamia track entrance is about a 50 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap.

Maps:

Access: by walking along unmarked trails through steep terrain. You will need to be physically fit and have bushwalking and navigation skills, and have an emergency plan in place with a responsible friend or family member. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 778 856.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water*, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

*Kobble Creek is often dry, but if available, treat any creek water you draw.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

South Kobble bush camp

South Kobble bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

South Kobble bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Features: remote bush camping in open forest beside Kobble Creek.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, this bush camp site is accessed via the Lepidozamia track. The Lepidozamia track entrance is about a 50 min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap.

Maps:

Access: by walking along unmarked trails through steep terrain. You will need to be physically fit, have bushwalking and navigation skills, and have an emergency plan in place with a responsible friend or family member. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 789 819.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water*, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

*Kobble Creek is often dry, but if available, treat any creek water you draw.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Last updated
26 October 2016