Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Lush rainforest, ancient trees and stunning waterfalls make Lamington National Park an outstanding place to visit! Photo credit: Nick Hill © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Long hikes in Lamington take you back through time

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to step back in time, not hundreds of years but millions? Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Meet Lamington’s iconic and elusive wildlife—let the show begin!

Roll up, roll up! You’re about to meet the show-stopping performers of our Gondwana World Heritage Area rainforest! Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government

Be inspired: 7 accessible (wheelchair and stroller-friendly) parks close to Brisbane

There’s no need to feel like you’re stuck in the city with nowhere to go this weekend! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Be inspired: 8 family-friendly walks around the Gold Coast

Calling nature enthusiasts of all ages! If you’re looking for nature therapy the whole family can enjoy, there’s no better place than Queensland’s biggest playground—Queensland National Parks! Photo credit: Anna Osetroff © Queensland Government

Be inspired: A magical history tour of Queensland’s earliest national parks

South-East Queensland is the cradle of Queensland National Parks. So let’s take a tour of 4 of our earliest parks to learn the fascinating stories behind their creation and find out how to best enjoy them today. Photo credit: Nick Hill © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Refresh in the ‘green behind the gold’—5 bushwalks on the Gold Coast

Queensland National Parks in the Gold Coast hinterland offer bushwalks where you can refresh in cool mountain air, immerse your senses in lush green forests and feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Bush camping summary

Remote bush camping

Limited bush camp sites are available in remote areas of Lamington National Park between February and November. All remote bush camping sites are closed from 1 December to 31 January.

These can only be reached by walking using either a topographic map or GPS. Remote bushwalking in Lamington National Park requires special skills.

Bushwalkers must:

  • have a high level of physical fitness, navigational skills, and bush sense
  • be well prepared.

Group size is limited between 4 and 8 campers per night per site. Bush camping requires good bush skills, minimal impact practices and thorough preparation.

Bush camping—on-track sites

On-track bush camp sites are located beside the walking tracks and are greater than a 2hr walk from a trailhead. Walking times listed are approximate and one way only. Read and consider important general information about remote bush camping before you book your site.

Bush camp sites can only be booked for a maximum of one night per group, per site.

Bush camping—off-track remote sites

The following remote bush camp sites are located off-track and predominately in the southern section of Lamington National Park. The rough trails in this remote area of the park are not marked and are often hard to follow due to false trails and tree falls. These trails should only be undertaken by fit, experienced bushwalkers with good navigational skills and equipment. Topographic maps and compass and the ability to use them are essential. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended.

Read and consider important general information about remote bush camping before you book your site.

Distances given are approximate walking times from major trailheads and are one way only.