Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Enjoy sunrise from the nearby Echo Point lookout. Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government

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

Echo Point bush camp

Rainforest camp site with a nearby lookout featuring uninterrupted views towards stunning Mount Warning and the Tweed River coast.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent

You need to be an experienced off-track walker with the right hiking equipment and top-notch navigational skills to walk to this remote camp site.

Soaring 1000m above sea level and shrouded in rainforest, the camp site sits at the top of the Albert and Tweed river catchments, at the southern end of the Albert River circuit. The site has limited protection in windy weather.

Walk to the nearby Echo Point lookout for stunning views 300m to the valley floor and across to Mount Warning and the mouth of the Tweed River on the coast. Early risers can watch the sun peek over the horizon as the mountains are drenched in the first rays of dawn.

This park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, famed for its ongoing geological processes, evolutionary history, and diversity (especially of rare, threatened and endemic species).

Getting there and getting around

The Echo Point bush camp site is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.

Getting to Lamington

The park has two sections—Green Mountains and Binna Burra. The Green Mountains section is on the western side of the Lamington Plateau in an area called O'Reilly. The Binna Burra section encompasses the rest of the park to the east. There is no public transport to the park and getting taxis and ride share operators to pick up from the park can be difficult.

Green Mountains section

From Broadbeach, drive 40km to Canungra via Nerang. From the north, take Pacific Motorway exit 34 to Beenleigh, route 92 to Tamborine, and route 90 to Canungra. The 36km winding, and often narrow, bitumen road from Canungra requires care and takes at least 50min.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Echo Point bush camp site (on-track) is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Seasonal closures

The bush camp site is only open from 1 February to 30 November each year.

Camping area features: A rough bush camp site situated in rainforest at the southern end of the Albert River circuit. The site is located at an altitude of 1,000m with limited protection in windy weather. The closest view is nearby Echo Point lookout.
Location: Map sheet: Tyalgum 9541-31, Grid reference: 167 721
Access: Site is on the graded walking track system and a 3hr walk from the Border Track entrance.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 6 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Dirt.
Facilities: None. Campers must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.
Open fires: Prohibited. Fuel stoves only.
Generators: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Visiting safely

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