Mount Huntley remote bush camp
You’ll need to tackle steep climbs, rocky outcrops, thick forest, fragile heaths and rugged cliffs to reach this beautiful camp site.
Camping area facilities
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
- Photo credit: Briony Masters © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Nicholas Hill © 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.
On the way to the camp you’ll have fantastic views between the trees and marvel at the intricately twisted trunks in Tree Fern Gully.
You’ll feel on top of the world after using the belay rope to get to the cliff line just below the summit. At 1250m above sea level, there are impressive views of the distinct peaks of Double Top, Spicers Peak and Mount Asplenium. Take in the unusual display of gnarly banksia trees that guard the cliff edges. Usually associated with coastal forests, this is the only species of banksia found in higher altitudes.
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
Mount Huntley 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
Mount Huntley 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: Elevated, level, open forest camp site on the edge of rainforest. Good views nearby.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 442 868, GPS Reference: 56J 0444204 6886847 (WGS 84).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan. The most direct northerly walking access to and from the site involves climbing a steep cliff break. For safety a 30 m belay rope is strongly recommended.
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. Water is usually available under most conditions south of the camp site in Tree Fern Gully. 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.