D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

The bush camp has sensational views from a high ridge top. Photo credit: Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

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Northbrook Mountain remote bush camp

Swap modern life for rugged landscapes, spectacular panoramas and pristine forests at this secluded remote bush camp near Northbrook Mountain summit.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

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

Northbrook Mountain remote bush camp sits high on a picturesque ridge in wet sclerophyll forest, overlooking Kipper Creek.

Hike or mountain bike along steep trails to access this camp, exploring beautiful subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest. Be rewarded with amazing views along the way, among the best you'll find of all the remote bush camps in D'Aguilar National Park.

A short 15min walk takes you to Northbrook Mountain summit which provides extensive views looking south across the England Creek catchments and is covered in mountain heath, where wildflowers bloom between winter and spring.

You can also use this camp as a handy stopover to England Creek bush camp.

Getting there and getting around

Northbrook Mountain bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 50km 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. Topographic map grid reference: 723 777.
  • 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 32km to the entrance of Lawton Road, 2km north of Maiala.
  • Walk or cycle along Lawton Road, then turn right onto England Creek Road and follow it to the bush camp. The total distance is about 5.4km.
  • 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 Northbrook Mountain bush camp.

Northbrook Mountain remote bush camp.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Before you visit

Opening hours

Northbrook Mountain 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 on a high ridge overlooking Kipper Creek in wet sclerophyll forest.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, this remote bush camp is accessed via Lawton Road (about a 45min drive from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre in The Gap). Along the 4.7km walk, take in the beautiful subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll scenery. A wide variety of birds can also be seen along this track that winds around the base of Northbrook Mountain.


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: 723 777. The camp site can be used as a stopover on the longer walk to England Creek remote bush camp.

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.

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.