Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk Sunshine Coast

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Camping on the Sunshine Coast Great Walk

Image of campers under the forest canopy at one of the walkers' camp

Enjoy camping under the forest canopy at one of the walkers' camp

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There are three, small, remote walkers' camps along the Great Walk track that give you a fantastic camping-under-the-stars (or under the forest canopy) experience. You can either set up in one of the individual camp sites that cater for one or two small tents or in a group area, a little distance away, if you're in a slightly larger group. Numbers are limited each night to keep the sites looking good and giving you a Great Walk camping experience.

Each walkers' camp has:

  • a toilet
  • platform seats
  • a one night’s camping limit
  • Bins are not provided—all rubbish must be carried out
  • Open fires are not permitted.

Bookings

Book your camping well ahead—anytime up to 12 months in advance.

Camping permits are required and fees apply.

Other accommodation

Commercial motel-style accommodation and self-contained cabins are available throughout the Blackall Range. Some holiday accommodation owners provide a Great Walk drop-off and pick-up service for their guests. See tourism information links to find out more.

Camping along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk

Small remote camping areas are provided along the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Great Walk at Flaxton, Ubajee and Thilba Thalba walkers' camp. Each walkers’ camp has a toilet, one group site area and six separate small camping nodes suitable for one or two small tents. A platform seat is provided beside each camp site.

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

Park-specific conditions

A maximum group size of four people per camp site applies except for the small group camp site area.

  • Flaxton walkers' camp is set within tall forest with a fern understorey.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Ubajee walkers' camp is set within blackbutt Eucalyptus pilularis forest and situated at the edge of the Gheerulla Valley. There are magnificent views across the valley from the Ubajee viewpoint,…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Thilba Thalba walkers' camp is set within magnificent scribbly gum forest with grassy understorey. The Thilba Thalba viewpoint provides spectacular views over the Gheerulla valley.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted