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Panorama Point remote bush camp
Explore the Panorama Point area from this camp site nestled in montane heath blanketed by mosses and lichens.
- 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.
Grab a cuppa and head to the southern edge of the camp site where the sweeping views along the range will take your breath away. Follow the range as it heads in a westerly arc to the flat ledge of Lizard Point, and then beyond to Mount Superbus.
Cast your eyes south-west to the four ancient peaks rising from the forest. These iconic landmarks, collectively known as The Steamers, were named for their resemblance to the structures of an old steamship—the prow, funnel, mast and stern.
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
Panorama Point 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
Panorama Point 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: Small elevated montane heath site, offering expansive views over the southern end of the Main Range. Extreme caution should be taken when moving around the site, especially at night, due to the proximity of surrounding cliffs.
Location: Map Sheet: Mount Superbus 9341-12, Grid Reference: 449 849, GPS Reference: 56J 0444895 6884928 (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 4 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.
- Poplar camp area closed for maintenance 15–18 February 2021
- Scenic Rim Trail closed for camping and some walking 1–5 February 2021