D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Enjoy a warm camp fire at Archer camping area. Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

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Archer camping area

Pitch your tent and sleep under a blaze of stars at this forested camping area set beside Neurum Creek.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Shower cubicle (BYO shower)
  • Short walk to tent
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Swimming

With ample shade and an open, grassy area, this hidden gem is the perfect place for family holiday fun.

Spend your days exploring the park on the 4WD and trail bike forest road network, accessible from the camping area. Cool off with a refreshing midday swim or kayak in forest-fringed Neurum Creek—keep your eye out for turtles and fish coasting alongside.

In the evening, go on a night walk to spot nocturnal animals—owls and possums are often active in the forest canopy. Remember, keep noise to a minimum and use a red or orange filter on your torch of phone so you don’t blind the animals you discover.

Getting there and getting around

Archer camping area is in the North D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 95km from the city of Brisbane and 18km from Woodford, near the park's northern entrance.

  • A 4WD is recommended to access Archer camping area.
  • The maximum speed limit on forest roads is 40km/hr and all road rules apply.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • Read trail bike ride with care for tips on riding safely and riding with care.
  • Each camp site has its own car parking space, with a short walk to the camp site.

From the south

  • Drive 24.7km from Dayboro, via Mount Mee Road (tourist route number 29) and Sellin Road to The Gantry.
  • Continue driving north along Mount Mee forest drive for about 16km to the camping area.

From the north

  • Drive 17km from Woodford, via the D'Aguilar Highway, Neurum, Stanton and Rassmussen roads to the park's northern entrance.
  • Continue along Lovedays Road about 1km to the camping area.
Image of Archer camping area.
Archer camping area.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Before you visit

There is no phone service available at camping area, please book your camp site before entering the park.

Opening hours

Archer camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

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

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

Location: on Lovedays Road, about 1km from the northern access to the park (Woodford end) and about 16km from 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 or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting D'Aguilar National Park safely and camp with care.