D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

There are awesome views on the way to England Creek Road bush camp. Photo credit: Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

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

England Creek remote bush camp

Perfect for an authentic retreat to nature, this secluded walk-in camp is situated next to picturesque England Creek.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking

Accessible only on foot or by bike along the park’s mountain bike trail network, this camp offers visitors a true bush camping experience.

As you walk, look for native daisies, vibrant pink rock orchids and tongue orchids growing along the road edges and from rock cuttings in spring.

Lush rainforest greets you at the start of Joyner's Ridge Road, as do spectacular views of the countryside along England Creek Road. Listen for the tinkling sounds of bellbirds in the surrounding trees.

Set up camp and relax to the soothing sounds of England Creek, lying beneath a canopy of rainforest trees and endless stars.

Getting there and getting around

England Creek bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 46km north-west of Brisbane's city centre.

  • Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious roads are sealed. All other access roads are unsealed, but suitable for 2WDs.
  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the site. Topographic map grid reference: 732 750.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
  • Read mountain bike and cycle with care for tips on riding safety and riding with care.

Via Joyners Ridge Road

  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue along Mount Nebo Road and Mount Glorious Road for 30km to the entrance of Joyners Ridge Road, 200m south of Maiala.
  • From the entrance to Joyners Ridge Road, walk or ride 11km, then onto England Creek Road to the bush camp.

Via Lawton Road

  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue along Mount Nebo Road and Mount Glorious Road for about 32km to the entrance of Lawton Road, 2km north of Maiala.
  • From the road entrance walk or ride along Lawton Road then turn left onto England Creek Road and follow it to the bush camp. The total distance is around 10.5km.
Image of England Creek bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

England Creek bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Before you visit

Opening hours

England Creek 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: bush camping in the remote middle section of the park, alongside picturesque England Creek. There are several water holes along England Creek Road, 10min south of the bush camp site. Look out for native daisies along the road edge flowering spring to summer. Pink rock orchids and tongue orchids can be seen growing on rock cuttings on Joyners Ridge Road in spring.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, the bush camping site is accessed by walking 10.5km along Lawton, England Creek, and Joyners Ridge roads. Lawton Road is a 45min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap.

Map:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 732 750.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 9 people (3 x 3-person tents) can camp in this area at one time.

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

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited—fuel or gas stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

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

*England Creek is often dry, but if available, treat any creek water you draw.

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.