D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

A shelter shed and water tank mark the location of Light Line Road bush camp. Photo credit: © Sue Gregory

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

Light Line Road remote bush camp

Get back to basics at this peaceful hike-in bush camp set in sun-drenched eucalypt forest.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

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

Set among majestic bloodwoods, grey gums and tallowwood trees, this site offers seclusion and a sense of wild remoteness. Wake to misty mornings with sun streaming through the trees and bark shining with moisture in the air.

This camp site can only be reached on foot or by mountain bike via the park’s mountain bike trail network. Admire lovely views out to Lake Manchester along Light Line Road. Look for the shelter shed and water tank marking the camp location.

Visit in spring and autumn to see a glorious display of vivid-yellow flowers along the roads, when Goodenia ovata shows off its blooms.

Getting there and getting around

Light Line Road bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 34km north-west of Brisbane's city centre.

Access roads are all sealed and accessible by 2WD.

  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the site. Topographic map grid reference: 778 675.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for 19km to Mount Nebo township.
  • Turn off Mount Nebo Road onto Forestry Road, then turn right onto Light Line Road.
  • Walk or ride along Light Line Road 1.7km to the camp site.
  • 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.
Light Line Road bush camp.
Light Line Road bush camp.

Photo credit: Diana Hughes, Queensland Government

Before you visit

Opening hours

Light Line Road 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 woodland surrounded by bloodwoods, grey gums and tallowwoods. The uncommon shrub, Goodenia ovata, shows off its yellow flowers in spring and autumn along the road edge on the walk in.

Location: from the park boundary at Forestry Road, Mount Nebo, the bush camping site is accessed by walking 1.7km along Light Line Road. Forestry Road is a 20min drive from Walkabout Creek Visitor Centre in The Gap.


Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 778 675.

Number of sites: open area without separately-defined sites. A maximum of 6 people (2 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.

Facilities: water tank and shelter. All water obtained in the park must be treated before drinking.

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.

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.