Lamington National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Glimpse stunning views along the escarpment near your camp site. 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

Point Lookout remote bush camp

Walk through a continuous canopy of green on the way to this remote camp site deep in the Lamington rainforest.

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 excellent navigational skills to walk to this remote camp site.

Set deep within the park and perched near the Queensland–New South Wales border, this camp site is 1,065m above sea level with intermittent views.

The longer of the two routes to the camp site follows Christmas Creek to its headwaters and then passes James Westray’s 1937 grave and the Stinson Airliner crash site. Westray survived the crash but fell to his death while attempting to raise the alarm.

Settle in for the night surrounded by vine-festooned rainforest. Don’t miss the glimpses of Mount Warning from between the trees on the steep cliff-edged escarpment.

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 Point Lookout remote bush camp is in the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, 110km south of Brisbane.

  • Map sheet—Lamington 9541-34. Grid reference—123 674. There are two routes to the Point Lookout remote bush camp site.
  • Follow the Border Track from the trailhead at the Green Mountains day-use area and use your map to find the unmarked trail to Point Lookout. Allow 13–15hr walking time to reach the camp.
  • Alternatively, from the Christmas Creek car parking area, follow Christmas Creek to the headwaters and on to Point Lookout. Allow about 5hr walking time.

Christmas Creek access

  • From Beaudesert, head south on the Mount Lindesay Highway to Laravale and take Christmas Creek Road.
  • Follow it for 33.5km to the car parking area.
  • Sections of the road are unsealed and the drive will take you about 40min.

For more details on how to get to Lamington National Park and wheelchair accessibility, please see getting there and getting around.

Before you visit

Opening hours

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

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: Point Lookout is a rough bush camp site with intermittent views located near the escarpment on the Queensland–New South Wales border.
Location: Map sheet: Lamington 9541-34, Grid reference: 123 674.
Access: Remote site off the graded walking track system on an unmarked trail. A 5hr uphill walk from the Christmas Creek car parking area and a 13hr walk from the Border Track entrance.
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 permitted.
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:

Visiting safely

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