Main Range National Park Brisbane | Southern Queensland Country

The trail to this camp site passes through thick rainforest with trees cloaked in mosses and lichens. Photo credit: © Noah Bergel-Bartlett

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

Spicers Peak (West) remote bush camp

Offering space, warm winter sunshine and spectacular views, this is a brilliant stopover on the Spicers Peak circuit.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area 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.

Enjoy the challenge of the walk to this camp site, along a rocky trail fringed by a carpet of lush ferns and beneath tall rainforest decorated with mosses and lichens.

At 1200m elevation and on a grassy knoll close to Spicers Peak west, the camp site is bathed in welcome sunlight and is the perfect spot to watch the sun rise and set on the hazy blue horizon. Pitch your tent and take in the uninterrupted views in all directions.

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 Peak (West) 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 (PDF, 523.7KB) 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

Opening hours

Spicers Peak (West) 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: Warm site open to the north on the margin between rainforest and heath. Good views.
Location: Map Sheet: Cunninghams Gap 9341-11, Grid Reference: 414 917, GPS Reference: 56J 0441383 6891731 (WGS 84).
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. Must be self-sufficient. No water available nearby. 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.