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Camping in Lamington National Park

There is one camping area in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, and a privately-managed campground adjacent to the Binna Burra section of the park. Both camping areas have facilities and are within short walking distances to all graded walking tracks.

The Green Mountains camping area is managed by QPWS at the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park. It is adjacent to the day-use car park at the end of Lamington National Park Road, via Canungra.

Some opportunities for remote, walk-in bush camping are available within the park. For more information, please read the additional information provided and check availability before booking your site.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Camping permits must be booked online and in advance for all weekends, public and school holidays. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Remote bush camping

Limited bush camp sites are available in remote areas of Lamington National Park between February and November. All remote bush camping sites are closed from 1 December to 31 January the following year.

These can only be reached by walking using either a topographic map or GPS. Remote bushwalking in Lamington National Park requires special skills.

Bushwalkers must:

  • have a high level of physical fitness, navigational skills and bush sense
  • be well prepared.

Group size is limited between 4 and 8 campers per night per site. Bush camping requires good bush skills, minimal impact practices and thorough preparation.

Park-specific conditions

Camping permits must be booked in advance for all weekends, public holidays and school holidays.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Green Mountains camping area

Green Mountains camping area. Photo: Katya Thompson, Queensland Government.

Green Mountains camping area. Photo: Katya Thompson, Queensland Government.

Situated on the side of a grassy sloping hill with tent and campervan sites cut into the slope. An informal dirt road rings the camp sites.

All walking tracks are located within easy walking distance.

The commercially managed O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat is nearby on private land.

Location: Adjacent to the day-use visitor car park at the end of Lamington National Park Road. It is 200 m from the QPWS information centre, where you can get walking track information.
Maps: Green Mountains access map (PDF, 615K)* and the Green Mountains camping area map (PDF, 152K)*.
Access: The camping area is accessible by conventional vehicle. Caravans and buses cannot be accommodated. Although most of the camping area is accessible by car, it is necessary to park a short distance from some of the camp sites.
Number of sites: 20 well defined, numbered tent sites, 10 numbered campervan sites and 10 numbered Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk tent sites. Maximum of 4 adults per tent site. One campervan per campervan site. Great Walks tent sites maximum of 2 tents per site.
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping and campervans. There are no powered sites. Campervan and tent sites are interspersed throughout the camping area. Campervan sites are indicated by a post with a campervan symbol. Sites are not suitable for caravans or camper-trailers as the campervan sites do not allow enough room for annexes to be erected or vehicles to be parked alongside.
Camp site surface: Hardened surface (mixture of compacted crusher dust and sand).
Facilities: Water (boil before using), composting toilets, hot showers and an industrial rubbish bin. The nearby resort has a public phone. There are no shelter sheds or barbecue facilities in the camping area.
Open fires: Prohibited. Fuel or gas stoves recommended.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel or gas stove, insect repellent, washing up basin, ground sheet to place under your tent to prevent wear, warm clothes and wet weather gear. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Book online, over-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Bush camping—on-track sites

On-track bush camp sites are located beside the walking tracks and are greater than a 2 hr walk from a trailhead. Walking times listed below are approximate and one way only. Read and consider important general information about remote bush camping before you book your site.

Bush camp sites can only be booked for a maximum of one night per group, per site.

Mount Bithongabel bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site situated in rainforest on the southern side of the Border Track. The site is located at an altitude of 1000 m. There is limited protection in windy weather. Although the escarpment cliff edge borders this site, there are no views.
Location: Map sheet: Tyalgum 9541-31, Grid reference: 169 735.
Access: Site is on the graded walking track system and a 2 hr walk from the Border track entrance.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 6 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Echo Point bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site situated in rainforest at the southern end of the Albert River circuit. The site is located at an altitude of 1000 m with limited protection in windy weather. The closest view is nearby Echo Point lookout.
Location: Map sheet: Tyalgum 9541-31, Grid reference: 167 721
Access: Site is on the graded walking track system and a 3 hr walk from the Border track entrance.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 6 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Illinbah bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site situated in dry rainforest in close proximity to the Coomera River. The site is located in a valley and has no views.
Location: Map sheet: Beechmont 9541-42, Grid reference: 167 848.
Access: Site is on the graded walking track system and a 4 hr walk from the Gwongoorool track entrance.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 6 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: Self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Bush camping—off-track remote sites

The following remote bush camp sites are located off-track and predominately in the southern section of Lamington National Park. The rough trails in this remote area of the park are not marked and are often hard to follow due to false trails and tree falls. These trails should only be undertaken by fit, experienced bushwalkers with good navigational skills and equipment. Topographic maps and compass and the ability to use them are essential. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended.

Read and consider important general information about remote bush camping before you book your site.

Distances given are approximate walking times from major trailheads and are one way only.

Point lookout remote bush camp site

Camping area features: Point lookout is a rough bush camp site with intermittent views located near the escarpment on the Queensland–New South Wales border.
Location: Map sheet: Lamington 9541.34, Grid reference: 123 674.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail. A 5 hr uphill walk from the Christmas Creek car parking area and a 13 hr walk from the Border track entrance.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage:
Poor.

Rat-a-tat remote bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site located near the escarpment on the Queensland–New South Wales border. There are no views from this site. Due to its higher elevation near the escarpment, this site is often in cloud cover that can make conditions damp.
Location: Map sheet: Tyalgum 9541-31, Grid reference: 163 705.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and 6 hr walk from the Border track entrance.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Stinson remote bush camp site

Camping area features: Stinson is a rough bush camp site located in dense rainforest and surrounded by tree ferns. There are no views from this site.
Location: Map sheet: Lamington 9541-34, Grid reference: 116 679.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and a 4 hr walk uphill from the Christmas Creek car parking area.  
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Lost World—Creek remote bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site located in tall open eucalypt forest near a creek.
Location: Map sheet: Lamington 9541-34, Grid reference: 113 745.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and a 7 hr walk from the Border track entrance—Green Mountains section. Note: The Razorback ridge is narrow and good rock scrambling skills are required to navigate this section safely. There is no access permitted through private property.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Lost World—Saddle remote bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site located in tall open eucalypt forest. There are no views from this site.
Location: Map sheet: Tyalgum 9541-31, Grid reference: 135 734.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and a 5 hr walk from the Border track entrance—Green Mountains section. Note: The Razorback ridge is narrow and good rock scrambling skills are required to navigate this section safely. There is no access permitted through private property.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Running Creek remote bush camp site

Camping area features: Running Creek site is a rough bush camp site located near the creek in rainforest. There are no views at this site.
Location: Map sheet: Lamington 9541-34, Grid reference: 062 680.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and a 5 hr walk from Drynan’s gate. The first 4 km of this trail leads through private property before reaching the park boundary.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 4 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Darlington remote bush camp site

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site located on the crest of the Darlington Range that divides Binna Burra and Green Mountains sections of the park. The site offers intermittent views.
Location: Map sheet: Beechmont 9541-42, Grid reference: 163 803
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and a 3 hr walk from the Gwongoorool track entrance. 
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers 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. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked onlineover-the-counter or by phone.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

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Last updated
10 June 2014