Kroombit Tops National Park Bundaberg | Gladstone | Outback Queensland

Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

About Kroombit Tops

    Park features

    Kroombit Tops offers visitors the chance to get back to nature and camp without facilities, away from phones and technology, in small camping areas with fire-rings for a traditional bush cooking experience.

    Take a bushwalk and explore forests on four-wheel-drive roads. Open forests dominated by Sydney blue gum, pink bloodwood and rough-barked apple trees flourish on the park’s eastern slopes. In the wetter south-eastern sandstone country, blackbutt forests dominate, and subtropical rainforests grow around some of the creeks. Many birds and animals in Kroombit Tops National Park are at the northern or southern limit of their distribution and it is the only known home to the endangered Kroombit tinkerfrog.

    See the remains of Beautiful Betsy, a WWII Liberator bomber that crashed at Kroombit Tops in 1945 and remained hidden in the forest until it was discovered nearly 50 years later.

    Looking after the park

    Help protect our natural environment by practising minimal impact recreation.

    • Use a portable stove to reduce fire danger and eliminate the need for firewood.
    • If you are using the camping area fire-rings, bring clean cut firewood and always check for fire bans and use alternative cooking methods when bans are in place—check Park Alerts. All wood within the park is protected and cannot be collected or used for fires.
    • Help keep creeks clean for wildlife and visitors. Wash yourself and your cooking utensils at least 50m away from waterways.
    • Bring a portable toilet to minimise pollution—dispose of toilet waste appropriately. Otherwise, bring a shovel or hand trowel to bury all toilet waste (and paper) 15cm deep and at least 100m from waterways, tracks and camp sites.
    • Take all your rubbish out of the park and dispose of it appropriately at a waste disposal facility on your route or when you get home. Pack strong sealable storage bags or containers and remove excess packaging to minimise your rubbish.
    • For wildlife health and food safety—store food away from foraging wildlife and in strong lockable containers.
    • Check and clean mud and seeds from your shoes, tyres and tents before and after entering parks to help prevent the spread of weeds and the deadly chytrid fungus that kills frogs.
    • Leave Kroombit Tops as you found it. Everything in the park, including all parts of the WWII bomber wreckage, is protected.

    See caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages Kroombit Tops National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its remarkable natural and cultural values in perpetuity. Read the park’s management statement (PDF, 151.0KB) .

    Tourism information links

    Biloela Visitor Information Centre
    Valentine Plains Road, Biloela Qld 4715
    Phone: (07) 4992 2405

    Gladstone Visitor Information Centre
    Marina Ferry Terminal
    72 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone QLD 4680
    Phone: (07) 4972 9000

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.