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Camp in a remote forest pocket of D'Aguilar National Park. Photo credit: Andrew Kingston © Queensland Government

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North Kobble remote bush camp

Escape the city bustle and hit the trail on foot to this remote bush camp, set among picturesque eucalypts.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

North Kobble remote bush camp provides a serene, remote setting in open eucalypt forest. Accessible only by trekking across steep terrain, this is the perfect destination for skilled, experienced hikers keen to explore a largely-untouched section of D'Aguilar National Park.

Weave past prehistoric-looking grasstrees and cycads, and enjoy impressive views of the pristine surrounding landscape through the trees.

Wander a short way to beautiful (though often dry) Kobble Creek, featuring naturally sculptured bluestone on its base and sides. Here you may spy skinks and other lizards basking on the warm rock surfaces.

Getting there and getting around

North Kobble remote bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 48km north-west of Brisbane's city centre.

  • This site is only accessible by walking along unmarked trails over steep terrain. You need to be physically fit and have bushwalking and navigation skills.
  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the site. Topographic map grid reference: 778 856.
  • 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 beginning of the Lepidozamia track.
  • Walk along the Lepidozamia track and North Kobble Creek firebreak to the remote bush camp. Be aware that the firebreak crosses the creek several times and the steep walk into the camp site descends some 550m in elevation.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.
Image of North Kobble bush camp.

North Kobble remote bush camp.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Before you visit

Opening hours

North 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 open eucalypt forest adjacent to Kobble Creek.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, this remote bush camping site is accessed from the Lepidozamia track, which is about a 50min drive from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre in The Gap.


Access: by walking along unmarked trails over steep terrain. The steep walk in descends some 550m in elevation. You will need to be physically fit and have bushwalking and navigation skills and have an emergency plan in place with a responsible person. A topographic map is required to navigate to the bush camp site—map grid reference: 778 856.

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. 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.

*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.