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Camping along the Conondale Ranges Great Walk

Booloumba Falls. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

Booloumba Falls. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

The Conondale Range Great Walk starts and finishes at the Booloumba Creek day-use area in Conondale National Park.

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

Park-specific conditions

There are three walkers' camps on the Conondale Range Great Walk. Each walkers’ camp has platform seats, untreated drinking water and a toilet. Bins are not provided—all rubbish must be carried out. Open fires are not permitted.

There are six individual camp sites within each walkers' camp. A maximum group size of four people per camp site applies. You can stay for a maximum of one night at each walkers’ camp.

Other camping opportunities exist within Conondale National Park.

Read more about walking safely and walking softly.

Wongai walkers’ camp

Wongai walkers' camp. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

Wongai walkers' camp. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

Walkers’ camp features: Wongai walkers' camp is set within tall open forest with a grass, herb and fern understorey.

Location: Wongai walkers' camp is 11 km one way from the Conondale Range Great Walk entrance at the Booloumba Creek day-use area.

Access: The walkers’ camp is only accessible by foot.

Number of sites: There are 6 camp sites within this walkers' camp. The maximum number of people who can stay at each camp site is 4.

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

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: Untreated drinking water and a toilet at the walkers’ camp. Platform seat provided at each camp site.

Open fires: Prohibited—fuel or gas stove only.

Generators: Prohibited.

Essentials to bring: Fuel or gas stove, water treatment tablets or purification kit, insect repellent, washing up basin, ground sheet to place under your tent to prevent wear, warm clothes and wet weather gear. Read more about planning your walk.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Book in advance for all weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: Nil. For emergency communication advice, see walk safely.

Tallowwood walkers’ camp

Tallowwood walkers' camp. Photo: K Hoey, QPWS.

Tallowwood walkers' camp. Photo: K Hoey, QPWS.

Flooded gums and tree ferns are a feature of this part of the Great Walk. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

Flooded gums and tree ferns are a feature of this part of the Great Walk. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

Walkers’ camp features: Tallowwood walkers’ camp is set within eucalypt woodland, dominated by blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis), brush box (Lophostemon confertus), flooded gum (Eucalyptus grandis) and tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys).

Location: Tallowwood walkers' camp is 28 km one way from the Great Walk entrance and 17 km one way from Wongai walkers’ camp.

Access: The walkers’ camp is only accessible by foot.

Number of sites: There are 6 camp sites within this walkers' camp. The maximum number of people who can stay at each camp site is 4.

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

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: Untreated drinking water and a toilet at the walkers’ camp. Platform seat provided at each camp site.

Open fires: Prohibited—fuel or gas stove only.

Generators: Prohibited.

Essentials to bring: Fuel or gas stove, water treatment tablets or purification kit, insect repellent, washing up basin, ground sheet to place under your tent to prevent wear, warm clothes and wet weather gear. Read more about planning your walk.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Book in advance for all weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: Nil. For emergency communication advice, see walk safely.

Summer Falls walkers’ camp

Summer Falls walkers' camp is located close to Summer Falls. Photo: A Creed, QPWS.

Summer Falls walkers' camp is located close to Summer Falls. Photo: A Creed, QPWS.

A detour from the Great Walk leads to the Mount Allan fire tower. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

A detour from the Great Walk leads to the Mount Allan fire tower. Photo: R Ashdown, QPWS.

Walkers’ camp features: Summer Falls walkers’ camp is located in a picturesque setting bordered by brush box (Lophostemon confertus), tallowwood (Eucalyptus microcorys) and white mahogany (Eucalyptus acmenoides). It is located within easy access to the dramatic Summer Falls.

Location: Summer Falls walkers' camp is 43.2 km from the Great Walk entrance and is 15.2 km one way from Tallowwood walkers’ camp.

Access: The walkers’ camp is only accessible by foot.

Number of sites: There are 6 camp sites within this walkers' camp. The maximum number of people who can stay at each camp site is 4.

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

Camp site surface: Dirt.

Facilities: Untreated drinking water and a toilet at the walkers’ camp. Platform seat provided at each camp site.

Open fires: Prohibited—fuel or gas stove only.

Generators: Prohibited.

Essentials to bring: Fuel or gas stove, insect repellent, water treatment tablets or purification kit, washing up basin, ground sheet to place under your tent to prevent wear, warm clothes and wet weather gear. Read more about planning your walk.

Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Book in advance for all weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Bookings can be made up to 12 months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: Nil. For emergency communication advice, see walk safely.

Last updated
14 January 2013