Double Top remote bush camp
You'll love the physical challenge of navigating your way on unmarked trail to this remote camp site.
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.
At 1150m above sea level, this small and rough camp site sits on the edge of a razorback, just south of the northern peak of Mount Double Top.
The tough walk to the camp includes steep climbs, rocky outcrops, thick forest and abrupt cliffs, but you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views along the way.
Pitch your tent amongst the weather-beaten heath and take in the superb western views over the Darling Downs. Sunsets are particularly gorgeous from here.
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
Double Top 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
Double Top 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: Small rough site situated on a razorback on the southern side of the north peak. Excellent views. Extreme caution should be taken when moving around the site, especially at night, due to the proximity of surrounding cliffs.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 422 900, GPS Reference: 56J 0442228 6889988 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to Governors Chair car park via Spicers Gap Road or by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 4 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass.
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. 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 before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.
Upcoming camping area availability
For more safety information see Visiting Main Range safely and camp with care.
- Main Range National Park - Gap Creek Falls track closed due to maintenance 6 March to 31 May 2023
- Main Range National Park- Goomburra section. Lookout Road closure due to road repairs 27 February to 6 April 2023
- Main Range National Park - road damage Goomburra and Spicers Gap sections 30 March to 30 June 2023
- Main Range National Park - restricted access to Head Road and southern remote bush camps 16 January to 16 June 2023