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

Lost World—Saddle remote bush camp

Lost World—Saddle remote bush camp site is an off-track camping area. It is a rough bush camp site located in tall open eucalypt forest.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

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 a saddle between two steep and rocky ridgelines, this camp site is a welcome rest after a long day’s hike. Spend the night surrounded by eucalypt forest dotted with grass trees in a thick grassy understorey.

From the Border Track head up Mount Worendo (1,140m) before descending to the camp site in the saddle. As you walk, keep an eye out for glimpses of the surrounding peaks and cliffs through the trees.

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

Lost World—Saddle remote bush camp site is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.

  • Map sheet—Tyalgum 9541-31. Grid reference—135 734.
  • The remote bush camp site is a 5hr walk from the trailhead at the Green Mountains day-use area via the Border Track to Mount Worendo (1,140m) and along an unmarked trail to the saddle.
  • The Razorback ridge is narrow and good rock scrambling skills are required to navigate this section safely.
  • You are not allowed to enter the private property on the western boundary of the national park, beyond Mount Razorback.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Lost World—Saddle remote bush camp site (off-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 located in tall open eucalypt forest. There are no views from this site.
Location: Map sheet: Tyalgum 9541-31, Grid reference: 135 734.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail and a 5hr walk from the Border track entrance—Green Mountains section. Note: The Razorback ridge is narrow and good rock scrambling skills are required to navigate this section safely. There is no access permitted through private property.
Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 8 people per night.
Camp sites are suitable for: fit, experienced, self-sufficient hikers.
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. GPS, EPIRB (or PLB) are highly recommended. 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.

Visiting safely

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