Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The fragile mountain heath bursts into colour during spring. Photo credit: © Queensland Government

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

Double Top remote bush camp

You'll love the physical challenge of navigating your way on unmarked trail to this remote camp site.

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.

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.

  • 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

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.

Seasonal closures

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.

Visiting safely

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