D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

It's a steep, uphill hike to Middle Kobble bush camp. Photo credit: Andrew Kingston © Queensland Government

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

Middle Kobble remote bush camp

Enjoy the tranquility and seclusion of this rustic bush camp, set high on the ridge near Kobble Creek waterfall.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

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

Pack the bare essentials and head out for a real back-to-basics camping experience.

Situated in an open, grassy area, Middle Kobble bush camp is accessible only on foot and includes a steep 350m uphill hike requiring peak physically fitness.

Walk through open eucalypt forest with colourful bottlebrush blooms along the creek. Keep your eye out for prehistoric-looking Lepidozamia—large cycad plants with spiny leaves and spiked cones.

Take a short walk from the camp site to the top of Kobble Creek waterfall. Quietly watch skinks and keelback snakes basking on the rocks at the top of the falls. After rain, the pool below the waterfall is the perfect place for a refreshing private dip.

Getting there and getting around

Middle Kobble bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 52km 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: 773 833
  • 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 35km to the entrance to Lepidozamia track.
  • From the track entrance, walk along Lepidozamia track and Middle Kobble firebreak to the bush camp. This steep, uphill walk ascends 350m in elevation. Allow yourself 3–4 hours to reach camp.
  • For an alternative route, follow the North Kobble Creek firebreak (also very steep).
  • 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.
Image of Middle Kobble bush camp. Photo: Diana Hughes, Queensland Government.

Middle Kobble bush camp. Photo: Diana Hughes, Queensland Government.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Middle Kobble 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 an open grassy area next to Kobble Creek, in the remote northern section of the park. A short walk takes you to the top of Kobble Creek waterfall. Keep an eye out for the prehistoric-looking Lepidozamia(cycads) on your walk to the bush camp. Skinks and keelbacks (freshwater snakes) can be seen basking on the rocks at the top of Kobble Creek waterfall. Bottlebrush plants flower along the creek beside the bush camp site in spring.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, the camp site is accessed by walking 4.7km along the Lepidozamia track and Middle Kobble firebreak. The Lepidozamia track entrance is about a 50min drive from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre in The Gap. Allow 3−4hr for the uphill walk out, ascending 350m in elevation with steep sections. An alternative route returns via North Kobble Creek firebreak back onto the Lepidozamia track.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 773 833.

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.

*Kobble 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.