D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

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

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

Northbrook Mountain remote bush camp

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

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

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

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

Hike or ride your 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 bush camps in D'Aguilar National Park.

Take a 15-minute walk from camp to the summit of Northbrook Mountain to admire extensive views across England Creek catchment and a blanket of colourful heath flowers blooming in 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 2WD.

  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the site. Topographic map grid reference: 722 777.
  • 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 ride your bike 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 safety and riding with care.
Image of Northbrook Mountain bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Northbrook Mountain bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Northbrook Mountain 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. 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.

Location: from Mount Glorious Road, this bush camping site 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.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 722 777. It can be used as a stopover on the longer walk to England Creek 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.

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.