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.
Camping area facilities
- 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.
Before preparing to walk to remote camping areas, walkers should consider their experience and preparedness levels. A high level of physical fitness and navigational skills are essential.
- Plan to walk safely and be responsible.
- Familiarise yourself with the area before attempting an extended walk.
- Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Research the route thoroughly and get local advice. Recommended maps for bushwalking are 1:25,000 topographic maps. It is also advisable to carry a recognised guidebook for the area.
- Carry good navigation and communication gear.
- Complete a bushwalking advice form and leave your plan with a responsible person.
- Contact your local walking club or Bushwalking Queensland for further information.
Camping permits are essential.
Before you visit
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.
- Roadworks at Cunninghams Gap - temporary closure of Mount Mitchell track 10 November to 22 December 2023
- Main Range National Park - Gap Creek Falls track closed for maintenance 6 March to 30 November 2023
- Main Range National Park - restricted access to Head Road and southern remote bush camps 16 January 2023 to 2 January 2024