D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. Photo credit: Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

D'Aguilar National Park is a breathtaking escape from the city! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Be inspired: A family camping favourite, D’Aguilar is right on Brisbane’s doorstep!

Are we there yet? Well kids, almost! D’Aguilar National Park is the closest, large-scale national park to any Australian capital city and is beckoning you for an easy weekend getaway. Photo credit: Tom Genek © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Why Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is the hidden gem Brisbane families love

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre is a hidden gem right on Brisbane’s doorstep! Hidden in plain sight, that is! Photo credit: Tomek Z Genek © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Favourite hikes for groups of ‘besties and buddies’ around Brisbane

When it comes to bushwalking with your ‘besties’ (friends or family), in Queensland National Parks near Brisbane, you’re truly spoilt for choice! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Dundas Road remote bush camp

Be lulled to sleep in the tranquil setting of Dundas Road remote bush camp—an under-the-stars experience just outside Brisbane city.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking

Dundas Road remote bush camp is the most easily-accessible remote walk-in camp in D'Aguilar National Park.

Walk or ride your mountain bike along the undulating hills to the camp, delighting in pockets of wet eucalypt forest growing in the gullies and the chiming call of bellbirds punctuating the silence.

Pitch your tent beneath the majestic eucalypts in this open site and feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere.

Getting there and getting around

Dundas Road remote bush camp is located in the southern section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 38km north-west of Brisbane's city centre.

  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the bush camp site. Topographic map grid reference: 758 708.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre. Mount Nebo Road is sealed and suitable for two-wheel drive (2WD).
  • Continue along Mount Nebo Road for about 22km to the Mount Nebo waste transfer station.
  • The entrance to Dundas Road is behind the waste transfer station. Dundas Road is unsealed but accessible by 2WD.
  • Walk or ride 1.6km along Dundas Road to the remote bush camp.
  • Look for a shelter shed and water tank marking the camp’s location.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
  • Read mountain bike and cycle with care for tips on riding safely in the park.
Image of Dundas Road bush camp.

Dundas Road remote bush camp.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Before you visit

Opening hours

Dundas Road remote bush camp 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: remote bush camping in open eucalypt forest. Enjoy picturesque wet eucalypt forest on your walk to the bush camp site. This is the most easily accessible remote bush camp in the park.

Location: from Mount Nebo Road, the remote bush camp site is accessed by walking 1.6km along Dundas Road. Dundas Road is a 25min drive from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre in The Gap and can be accessed from behind the Mount Nebo waste transfer station.


Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to navigate to the bush camp site—map grid reference: 758 708.

Number of sites: open area with no separately-defined sites. A maximum of 15 people (3 x 5-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

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

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: water tank with roof. All water obtained in the park must be treated before drinking. No toilets provided—follow bush toileting practices.

Open fires: Fuel stoves are recommended. Open fires permitted in the fireplace provided (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply). Do not collect bush wood. Penalties apply for offenses.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing.

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.