Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Enjoy nearby views of The Steamers. Photo credit: © Janette Asche

Impressive mountain peaks, escarpments and ridges offer breathtaking views. Photo credit: © Janette Asche

Davies Ridge remote bush camp

Stop at this camp site on your way to other features, or make it your base for exploring the surrounding area.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent

If you’re an experienced off-track walker with specialist equipment and well-developed navigational skills, then the walk to this remote camp site is for you.

Perched on a grassy open forest shelf just west of the main escarpment, the camp site has spectacular views of The Steamers to the south. The flat-topped pinnacles are remnants of a thick horizontal trachyte lava flow sandwiched between basalts, and then isolated and fractured by erosion. The pinnacles are now known for their steamship-like parts—prow, funnel, mast and stern.

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

Davies Ridge remote area bush camp is in Main Range National Park, about 120km south-west of Brisbane.

  • Contact the Park Rangers at Main Range National Park on 07 4666 1133 for the:
    • directions to the part of the park to access the camp site
    • best map sheet sheet to use
    • GPS reference
    • walking route notes to get you to there.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Davies Ridge remote area bush camp 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.

Camping area features: Grassy open forest shelf site, just west of the main escarpment. Good views to the west.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 452 827, GPS Reference: 56J 0445073 6882982 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass.
Facilities: None. 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. Use fuel stoves only.
Generator use: Not allowed.
Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying human waste. Read more about things before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Visiting safely

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