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Mount Superbus-North Peak remote bush camp
Take your pick from two camp sites on Mount Superbus—the highest point in the national park.
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
- Photo credit: Steve Finlayson © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © 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.
If you can handle the challenging walk through thick forest on unmarked trails, the magical high-altitude mist forest is a deserved reward.
You can choose from two camp sites. Exposed to the raw elements and surrounded by an extraordinary variety of mosses and lichens, you'll be seriously roughing it at North Peak camp. Just 500m south-west is the Raspberry Saddle camp. There’s more shelter here and small gaps in the dewy canopy allow shafts of sunlight to reach the ground.
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 Superbus-North Peak or Raspberry Saddle remote area bush camps are 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 Superbus-North Peak or Raspberry 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: North Peak is a rough rainforest site with limited protection in windy weather. Limited views nearby. Raspberry Saddle is a more pleasant sheltered site, surrounded by rainforest. A small gap in the canopy allows sunshine to reach the ground in the middle part of the day. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 471 785 (North Peak), Grid Reference: 467 781 (Raspberry Saddle), GPS Reference: 56J 0447087 6878500 (WGS 84) (North Peak), GPS Reference: 56J 0446749 6878148 (WGS 84) (Raspberry Saddle).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is 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. No water available nearby. 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.
- Poplar camp area closed for maintenance 15–18 February 2021
- Scenic Rim Trail closed for camping and some walking 1–5 February 2021