Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Settle in for the night in shady open forest west of Mount Huntley. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Huntley-Sentinel Saddle remote bush camp

Spend a quiet night on a saddle, deep in the park, and surrounded by spectacular views in all directions.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

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.

Drop your pack, pitch your tent and take in the views before daylight fades. Looking north you’ll see the range's northern cliff line, and Spicers Peak, Double Top and Mount Huntley to the east. Cast your eyes westward for views of Mount Bauer and the rolling landscape of the Darling Downs.

From this vantage point you’ll also see the worn western side of the Main Range Volcano. Twenty five million years of erosion have carved the steep, eastern-facing range into rugged ridges, impressive peaks, sheer cliffs and gently sloping valleys.

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

Huntley-Sentinel Saddle 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

Huntley-Sentinel Saddle 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: Open forest site west of Mount Huntley. Most often used as part of a western circuit walk.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 430 860, GPS Reference: 56J 0442810 6885919 (WGS 84).
Access: Access from the north may require permission from private landowners. Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan.
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. 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.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.