Expedition National Park Capricorn | Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Robert Ashdown © Qld Govt

Expedition remote bush camp

Remote bush camping in Expedition National Park should only be undertaken by fit, experienced bushwalkers with good navigational skills and equipment.

Bushwalking through Expedition National Park should only be undertaken by fit, experienced bushwalkers with good navigational skills and equipment. Topographic maps, a compass and the ability to use them is essential. A GPS and Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) are highly recommended. Visitors planning to drive, walk and camp in remote sections of the park should have an emergency plan worked out with a responsible friend or family member.

Please complete a remote bushwalking advice form (PDF, 523.7KB) to help with your remote walking and camping preparations. Give a copy of this form to a responsible person and make sure that they know your exact route and when you expect to return. If you change your plans, tell them. Contact them when you return and have an emergency plan in place if you fail to contact them by an agreed time. If you are overdue or potentially lost, your nominated contact should report this to the Queensland Police Service (phone Triple Zero 000). The police will organise rescue procedures.

Features: varying landscapes natural grasslands, brigalow and eucalypt woodlands and rugged sandstone gorges.

Location: all of Expedition National Park, except in restricted access areas.

Access: walk-in only.

Number of sites: there are two allocated non-specific sites available. Your group should have at least 2 people. Maximum group size is 6.

Camp sites suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves only.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, fuel stove, first-aid kit and topographic map. A hand-held UHF radio, PLB and a GPS are also recommended. Always carry extra water and boil any local water before use. Do not rely on creeks for water, as they are not always flowing and the water is not suitable for drinking. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: limited, generally unavailable.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Expedition safely and camp with care.

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