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.
Camping area facilities
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
- Photo credit: Briony Masters © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government
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.
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
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.
- Main Range National Park - Gap Creek Falls closed due to wet conditions 4 July 2022 to 28 February 2023