Mount Moffatt, Carnarvon National Park Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Top Moffatt camping area is a large and open area scattered with shady trees. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Top Moffatt (Mount Moffatt section) camping area

Soak up the peace and quiet in a beautiful camping area with ‘million-star rating’ and endless views, beside the Maranoa River.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking

After a day exploring the High Country drive by 4WD, set up camp and settle in for the night in this peaceful camping area beside the east branch of the Maranoa River. Nestled in shady woodland, and with spellbinding views of the surrounding range country, you’ll never want to leave.

Cook dinner over an open fire (remember to bring your own clean firewood from outside the park) before relaxing in your camp chair under the star-studded sky. In the morning, grab your camera and take the short walk to the nearby One Mile Creek—the early morning light is great for photographs.

Getting there and getting around

Top Moffatt camping area is in the Mount Moffatt section of Carnarvon National Park in central Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness, about 220km north of Mitchell.

  • Top Moffatt camping area is 15km east of the airstrip and 28km from the park entrance.
  • To reach Mount Moffatt from Mitchell, drive 220km north on an unsealed road via Womblebank Station. If you are travelling from Injune, drive 160km north-west via Womblebank Station or Westgrove Station. High-clearance 4WDs are recommended and are essential to get around the park. There are no roads from Mount Moffatt direct to the other sections of the park.

  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Top Moffatt camping area is open 24 hours a day. There are no check-in or check-out times.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Campground features: semi-open area beside the east branch of the Maranoa River.

Location: 15km east of the airstrip.

Access: 4WD only. It is accessible for high-clearance camper trailers.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, walk-in camping and 4WD camper trailers.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: a pit toilet and communal fire rings.

Open fires: permitted in fire rings only, except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Bring your own clean-milled firewood. Do not bring in or collect bush wood. Fuel stoves recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags (no bins are provided), a fuel or gas stove or firewood. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings and fees: Camping permits are required, and fees apply.

Book online. If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mount Moffatt safely and camp with care.