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Camping along the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk

There are a lot of stairs between the Woonoongoora walkers' camp and the Springbrook Plateau, so start out early. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

There are a lot of stairs between the Woonoongoora walkers' camp and the Springbrook Plateau, so start out early. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

There are three walkers’ camp sites, each with toilets. Water is only available at the Green Mountains and The Settlement camping areas, which are also close to cafes and local shops for supplies.

There are no QPWS walkers’ camps in Lamington National Park. Please call the privately-owned Binna Burra Mountain Lodge campground on (07) 5533 3622 to book a camp site.

You can stay at each camp site for a maximum of two consecutive nights and your group should have no more than eight people.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Read more about walking safely and walking softly.

Green Mountains walkers' camp

Visitors are advised that the Green Mountains walkers’ camp (situated within the Green Mountains camping area, Lamington National Park) is temporarily closed and will reopen in early 2020. The site will remain closed while works are being completed as part of the Green Mountains Camping Area Ecotourism Revitalisation Project. Visitors are encouraged to seek alternative accommodation during this time.

Woonoongoora walkers' camp

Woonoongoora walkers' camp is located on the Gold Coast City Council's Springbrook Conservation Area. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

Woonoongoora walkers' camp is located on the Gold Coast City Council's Springbrook Conservation Area. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government.

Walkers' camp features: Commanding views to the west featuring the cliffs of the Lamington Plateau.

Location: On the eastern slopes of the Numinbah Valley, about 5km from Numinbah.

Map: Woonoongoora walkers' camp map (PDF, 90K)

Access: On foot (only).

Number of sites: 10 numbered sites including two sites that accommodate four walkers each. Total limit of people per night at the walkers’ camp is 24.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: Grass surface.

Facilities: Hybrid toilet system.

Fires: Fuel or gas stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, fuel or gas stove, insect repellent, sunscreen, rubbish bag and washing-up basin. Read more about planning your walk.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. If you cannot book online, book by phone. Before camping you must obtain a camping permit and pay your camping fees.

Mobile phone coverage: Poor. For emergency communication advice, see walk safely.

The Settlement camping area

The Settlement camping area, Springbrook National Park. Photo: Daniel Johansson, Queensland Government.

The Settlement camping area, Springbrook National Park. Photo: Daniel Johansson, Queensland Government.

Camping area features: This camp site is surrounded by planted native shrubs and vegetation that provides shade and screening from the road and other camp sites.

Location: On Carricks Road, linked by a short walking track to the top of Purling Brook Falls. This walking track links up to the Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk.

Map: The Settlement camping area map (PDF, 80K)

Access: Conventional vehicle.

Number of sites: 11 well-defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tents, camper trailers and campervans. Each camp site has a well grassed area approximately 10m x 4.2m and an individual parking bay. Camp sites are not suitable for caravans.

Camp site surface: Soil and grassed area with gravel parking bays.

Facilities: Toilets, drinking water and a cooking shelter with free electric barbecues. Please note that showers are not provided. Please take your rubbish home with you or use the community waste and recycling centre located on Carricks Road. A large open recreation area, information shelter, picnic facilities and additional toilets are located at The Settlement day-use area off Carricks Road not far from the camping area.

Fires: Fuel or gas stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Rubbish bags and sun protection. Read more about planning your walk.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Bookings are essential and are required well in advance for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: Moderate. Coverage is generally available from lookouts where you can see the Gold Coast.

Last updated
31 October 2019