Spicers-Double Top Saddle remote bush camp
Enjoy the sun’s first rays at this charming site on the edge of lush rainforest and sheltered from westerly winds.
Camping area facilities
- 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.
Enjoy the physically demanding climb to this camp site on a saddle between Spicers and Cuthbertson peaks. Walk through open forests, bisected by a series of east-west cliff lines, to the prominent summit of Spicers Peak (1170m). From here it’s downhill, through lush rainforest to the escarpment on the southern side of the peak, and onto the saddle.
Set up camp surrounded by tall New England blackbutt and gnarled grasstrees.
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
Spicers-Double Top 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
Spicers-Double Top 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: Pleasant open forest site on the edge of rainforest that is sheltered from the west. Limited views.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 421 911, GPS Reference: 56J 0442116 6891127(GDA 94).
Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to Governors Chair car park via Spicers Gap Road.
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.
Facilities: None. You must be self-sufficient. Water may be found under good conditions by descending some distance into the gully to the west. 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.
- Main Range National Park - temporary closure of Palm Grove circuit 7 February to 5 April 2024
- Roadworks at Cunninghams Gap - Mount Mitchell track temporarily realigned 10 November 2023 to 31 July 2024