Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The Steamers are a nearby feature of this camp site. Photo credit: © Tony Kevin Photography

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

Panorama Point remote bush camp

Explore the Panorama Point area from this camp site nestled in montane heath blanketed by mosses and lichens.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground 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.

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.

  • 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

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.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.