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

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Middle Kobble remote bush camp

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

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

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

Situated in an open, grassy area, Middle Kobble remote 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 remote 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 two-wheel-drive (2WD).

  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the bush camp site.
  • 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 remote bush camp. This steep, uphill walk ascends 350m in elevation. Allow yourself 3–4hr 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 safely in the park.
Image of Middle Kobble bush camp. Photo: Diana Hughes, Queensland Government.

Middle Kobble remote bush camp.

Photo credit: Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

Before you visit

Opening hours

Middle Kobble 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 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.

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 remote bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to navigate to 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. If creek water is available, treat before use.

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.