Bowling Green Bay National Park Townsville

Alligator Creek valley, Bowling Green Bay National Park. Photo credit: Phill Copp © Queensland Government

Bowling Green Bay National Park—a stunning a mosaic of coastal wetlands and rainforest on mountain tops. Photo credit: Phil Copp © Queensland Government

Mount Elliot remote bush camp

Remote bush camping is available to experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers who wish to undertake extended overnight hikes in the Mount Elliot section of the park.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

The rugged mountainous landscape of Mount Elliot Range offers the opportunity for remote hiking and remote bush camping. Only experienced, well-equipped bushwalkers with good navigation, first-aid skills and emergency location equipment should undertake extended overnight hikes in this section of the national park.

For public safety, two restricted access areas have been declared in the Mount Elliott section of the national park. Restricted Access Area notice, Mount Elliot section (1) (PDF, 345.8KB) ; Restricted Access Area notice, Mount Elliot section (2) (PDF, 335.6KB) .

Number of sites: non-specific remote hiking site. Camp site must be at least 1km from other camping areas. Your hiking group should have at least 2 people, maximum group size is 6.
Facilities: none.
Camp fires: prohibited. Bring a fuel or gas stove.
Generators: not permitted.
Essentials to bring: campers must be completely self-sufficient, carry food and water, a fuel stove, navigation and communication equipment and a first-aid kit. Read more about remote hiking and visiting safely.
Bookings: Camping permits are required for remote bush camping  and fees apply. Book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Seasonal closures

Remote bush camping at Mount Elliot is only available from 1 April to 30 November (inclusive). Remote bush camping may be closed at other times due to extreme weather conditions and park management activities. Check Parks Alerts on this webpage.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bowling Green Bay safely and camp with care.