Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The camp site is surrounded by thick rainforest cloaked in mosses and lichens. Photo credit: © Noah Bergel-Bartlett

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

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.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Main Range safely and camp with care.