Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Expansive views fill the landscape just east of the camp site. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

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

Laidley Creek Falls remote bush camp

Pitch you tent in a grassy clearing beside the headwaters of Laidley Creek and near the often-dry Laidley Creek Falls.

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.

Just east of the camp site are expansive views of Mount Castle, Little Liverpool Range, Laidley and Fassifern valleys, and Brisbane. Wake early to greet the sun and see the morning light colour the normally pink-hued trachyte cliffs of Mount Castle.

Follow the track that leads to the ‘Hole in the Wall’. This natural rocky arch collapsed in 2015—further proof of the ongoing geological process this World Heritage area was recognised for.

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

Laidley Creek Falls 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

Laidley Creek Falls 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 adjacent to the headwaters of Laidley Creek. East of the camping area the forest thins allowing expansive views of Mount Castle and the Laidley and Fassifern valleys.
Location: Map Sheet: Townson 9342-22. Grid Reference: 407 054. GPS Reference: 56J 0440685 6905425 (WGS 84).
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. Maximum of 8 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.
Camp site surface: Grass.
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. The creek is not a reliable water source as it is often dry. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located at least 100 m from the creek.
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.