Lizard South remote bush camp
Stay the night at the popular rainforest camp site just south of the spectacular rock shelf called Lizard Point.
Camping area facilities
- 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.
Nestled in cool temperate rainforest, the camp site is encircled by moss- and lichen-covered trees, decoratively adorned with epiphytes, vines and orchids. Tall hoop pines pierce the thick canopy to the west.
Walk west to the headwaters of nearby Menura Creek. Named after Albert’s lyrebird Menura alberti, the creek sometimes holds water but shouldn’t be relied on.
From the spectacular rock shelf called Lizard Point you’ll have stunning panoramic, cliff-edge views that extend from the mountains to the coast.
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
Lizard South 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
Lizard South 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 south of Lizard Point.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 481 809, GPS Reference: 56J 0448081 6880983 (GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD along Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, east of Emuvale, or by 2WD to Teviot Gap via Head Road south-west of Boonah, or Spring Creek Road, east of Killarney.
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: Dirt, leaf litter.
Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water is usually available under good conditions west of the camp site. 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. To protect water quality, ensure toilet areas are located well south of the camp site. 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
- Main Range National Park - restricted access to southern remote bush camps 16 January to 16 June 2023