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Mount Superbus-South Peak remote bush camp
Explore the Lincoln bomber wreck, not far from one of the highest camp sites in the national park.
- Tent camping
- Long walk to tent
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.
After climbing to 1284m elevation, set up camp in thick rainforest cloaked in mosses and lichens.
Scattered throughout the rainforest and partially covered by vines and thorny bushes, the wreck site marks the tragic end of the plane and all six people on board.
In what started out as a mercy dash from Townsville to Brisbane to save a sick day-old baby girl, the plane crashed here in bad weather. This is an opportune time and place to pay your respects to those who lost their lives while trying to save another.
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-South Peak 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 Superbus-South Peak 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: Rainforest site. No views.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 457 762, GPS Reference: 56J 0445616 6876199 (GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Emu Creek 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, dirt.
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 faecal waste. Read more about before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: Poor.