D'Aguilar National Park Brisbane

Enjoy camping beneath spotted gums, ironbarks and grey gums. Photo credit: Diana Hughes © Queensland Government

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

Scrub Road remote bush camp

Roll out your swag and rest beneath swaying gum trees at this tranquil bush camp on the outskirts of Brisbane.

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent

Nestled among magnificent spotted gums, grey gums and ironbarks, this remote bush camp makes for a serene retreat.

Travel to the camp on foot or by mountain bike along the scenic mountain bike trail network in the park’s southern section.

Take a stroll along Scrub Road, stopping at Enoggera Creek to enjoy stunning scenery of the headwaters. Delight in beautiful rainforest and a cool swimming hole along the creek as you head back to camp.

In summer, listen to the variety of frog calls resonating from the banks of Bullockys Dam, at the top of South Boundary Road.

Getting there and getting around

Scrub Road bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, located about 28km 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: 828 655.
  • 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.

Via Scrub Road

  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for 11.3km and turn onto Scrub Road.
  • Park your vehicle and walk or ride south 4km along Scrub Road to the bush camp.

Via South Boundary Road

  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue north-west along Mount Nebo Road for 16km.
  • The northern access to South Boundary Road (adjacent to Bullockys Dam) is off Mount Nebo Road between Jollys Lookout and Boombana.
  • Park your vehicle and walk or ride 5.8km along South Boundary Road to the bush camp.
Image of Scrub Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Scrub Road bush camp. Photo: Queensland Government.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Scrub Road 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 woodland among magnificent spotted gums, ironbarks and grey gums.

Location: from Mount Nebo Road, the bush camp site is accessed by walking 4km along Scrub Road. Along the way, stop at Enoggera Creek to enjoy the stunning scenery of the headwaters. Scrub Road is a 15min drive from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre in The Gap. An alternative route to the camp site is walking 5.8km along South Boundary Road, off Mount Nebo Road. South Boundary Road is a 20min drive from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.

Maps:

Access: the bush camp site is walk-in only. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site—map grid reference: 828 655.

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.

Facilities: water tank and shelter. All water obtained in the park must be treated before drinking.

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.