Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The Steamers are a nearby feature of this camp site. Photo credit: © Tony Kevin Photography

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

Lower Panorama Point remote bush camping

Offering a feast for the eyes, this elevated and open forest shelf welcomes you with stunning panoramic views.

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.

Perched on a heathland forest ridge, 1070m above sea level, this sheltered camp site is surrounded by sweeping views in virtually all directions.

To the east, be captivated by the ancient volcanic peaks of the Fassifern Valley—mounts Greville, Edwards, French and Moon. South-west, Mount Steamers looms proudly above the ridgeline and further west The Steamers’ iconic peaks rise from the landscape. Towering hoop pines pierce the rainforest canopy on the western ridge.

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

Lower Panorama Point 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 (PDF, 523.7KB) 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

Opening hours

Lower Panorama Point 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: Broad open forest ridge site with good views to the east and west.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 455 846, GPS Reference: 56J 0445582 6884560 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale.
Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. A defined camp site may not be obvious as there is a range of possible tent 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.