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Illinbah bush camp
Spend the night in stunning dry rainforest and enjoy the natural pleasures of the upper reaches of the Coomera River.
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
- Photo credit: Lightcapturer © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Nicholas Hill © Queensland Government
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.
Nestled in dry rainforest in a valley between the Darlington and Beechmont ranges, this rough camp site is a stone’s throw from the Coomera River on the Illinbah circuit. Strewn with boulders, sculpted and worn smooth by the water, the river is a haven for wildlife. Sit quietly on the bank and watch colourful dragonflies and timid water dragons. Search the water for fish, tadpoles and eels. At night, fall asleep while being regaled by the calls of frogs along the creek.
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 Illinbah bush camp site is in Binna Burra section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.
- Map sheet—Beechmont 9541-42. Grid reference—167 848.
- The bush camp site is on the Illinbah circuit about 8km from the trailhead at the Binna Burra lower day-use area.
- Allow about 4hrs walking time to reach the camp.
Getting to Lamington
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- Binna Burra section map
- Gold Coast and hinterland parks locality map
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Before you visit
Illinbah 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.
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 dry rainforest in close proximity to the Coomera River. The site is located in a valley and has no views.
Location: Map sheet: Beechmont 9541-42, Grid reference: 167 848.
Access: Site is on the graded walking track system and a 4hr walk from the Gwongoorool 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 before you visit.
Bookings: Advance bookings are essential and must be booked online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.
- Binna Burra walking tracks partial closure 7 September 2019 to 2 November 2020
- Caves Circuit Partially Closed 31 August to 31 October 2020
- Gold Coast Hinterland Great Walk Partially Closed and Track Detour 31 August 2020 to 6 August 2021
- O'Reilly's Campground open - Lamington National Park 18 September to 31 December 2020
- Binna Burra Road temporary road closures 2–29 September 2020