Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

Take in the superb views across to Lake Moogerah from the edge of the camp site. Photo credit: © Noah Bergel-Bartlett

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

Mount Steamer Saddle remote bush camp

Settle in for the night at this sheltered layover spot surrounded by forest dominated by New England blackbutt.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area 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.

Dump your pack and set up camp at 964m above sea level in an open grassy area on a sheltered saddle.

Wander to the edge of the camp site and take in the superb views across to Lake Moogerah and its surrounding peaks—mounts Greville, Moon, Edwards and French. If the weather is clear you may even see Mount Flinders, near Peaks Crossing, in the distance.

Moogerah comes from the Ugarapul Aboriginal people’s language and translates to ‘land of thunderstorms’. It is not uncommon for brooding thunderstorms to develop here.

Getting there and getting around

Mount Steamer Saddle 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

Mount Steamer 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: Open forest site with limited space on the edge of rainforest.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 461 816. GPS Reference: 56J 0446114 6881589 (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. 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 within 300 m west of the site. Water collected from creeks should be boiled or chemically-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 on east draining slopes. 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.