Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The walk to the camp site includes steep climbs and thick forest. Photo credit: © Noah Bergel-Bartlett

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

Mount Huntley Saddle remote bush camp

Immerse your body and mind in this physically challenging hike that leads to a spacious camp site with superb 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.

Tackle steep climbs, rocky outcrops, dense forest and rugged cliffs on the way to this camp site nestled in open forest between mounts Huntley and Asplenium. Pitch your tent surrounded by a thick carpet of clumping kangaroo grass and take in the views to the Fassifern Valley, Moogerah Peaks and Mount Huntley

Enjoy the challenging 248m climb to the Mount Huntley summit, or rest up in camp and see if you can spot the distinctive zigzag markings on the tree made by red-triangle slugs—Australia’s largest slug.

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

Huntley Saddle 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

Mount Huntley Saddle 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: Pleasant open forest site with reasonable views to the east and north. A defined camp site may not be obvious as there is a range of possible tent sites.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 444 874, GPS Reference: TBA.
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD/4WD to the eastern end of Swanfels Road, east of Yangan.
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 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.