Mia Mia State Forest Mackay

Mia Mia bush camping

There are no defined camping areas in Mia Mia State Forest, however bush camping is permitted in this open eucalypt forest. The most popular spot to camp is beside Temburra Creek at Captains Crossing.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike
  • Horse
  • Bicycle

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding

Camping area features: no facilities, campers must be fully self-sufficient. There are no defined camping areas in Mia Mia State Forest however bush camping is permitted in this open eucalypt forest. Captains Crossing is the most popular spot to camp.

Location: bush camping is permitted in all areas of the park.

Access: walk-in bush camping or access by four-wheel-drive vehicles, motorcycles, trail bikes, bicycles and horses.

Number of sites: undefined. Choose camp locations to minimise damage to vegetation. Maximum number of 80 people can camp throughout the park at one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping, tent camping beside your vehicle, and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: natural ground surface, no defined/cleared sites.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: on ground campfires prohibited. Enclosed fires above the ground are allowed (except when fire bans apply) but with strict conditions. Bring your own clean, milled timber. Remove your fire container when you leave. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first aid kit and a reliable torch. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable/poor.

Visiting safely

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

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