Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Nearby Sylvesters lookout has magnificent views. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Knoll E12 remote bush camp

Surrounded by dense subtropical rainforest, this camp site is an old survey point and is popular as a layover on longer walks in the park.

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.

After you’ve set up camp, head to nearby Sylvesters lookout for impressive views over the coastal plains below, including the southern reaches of Lake Moogerah and the rugged Border Ranges to the south. Look for the magnificent hanging gardens of giant spear lilies gripping the exposed rocky outcrops and sheer cliff lines.

Narrow-leaved orange thorn shrubs edge the camp site. During September and October the air is heavy with the sweet-smelling fragrance of their yellow-green flowers, which are followed by vivid purple berries (that you can’t eat!).

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

Knoll E12 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

Knoll E12 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: Rainforest site primarily used as a stopover on longer walks. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Townson 9342-22. Grid Reference: 393 047. GPS Reference: TBA.
Access: Nearest vehicle access is via Lookout Road from the Goomburra camping area to Sylvesters Lookout walking track. Access is by high clearance 2WD in dry weather—the road is closed via a locked gate in wet weather.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. This site is rarely used, so an obvious camp site may not be present. Please select a site that will cause minimal environmental impact. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Ferns.
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 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.