Misty Mountains wilderness tracks Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

Navigation skills required

Tracks are remote and can be indistinct in places—all visitors must be experienced and carry maps and navigation equipment.

Encroaching vegetation

Stinging trees, lawyer vine, guinea grass and giant bramble can encroach on tracks where the canopy has been disturbed—appropriate protective clothing should be worn.

Camping in Misty Mountains

Seven small camping areas (with no facilities) are provided at specific sites along the tracks. Koolmoon Creek headwaters camping area, Walters Waterhole camping area, Carter Creek (Cannabullen Track) camping area, Cannanbullen Creek camping area, Hinson Creek camping area, Downey Creek camping area.

Camping is also permitted adjacent to the Misty Mountains in Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park (South Johnstone and Henrietta Creek camping areas) and Tully Gorge National Park (Tully Gorge and Cochable Creek camping areas).

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Other accommodation

Commercial accommodation is available at Ravenshoe, Millaa Millaa, Innisfail, Tully and the surrounding area. For more information see the tourism information links below.

Park-specific conditions

The camping areas are all small clearings that sometimes become overgrown with long grass and shrubs. If you cannot find the designated clearing you can camp off the tracks in any suitable site.

Creek water, which should be treated before drinking, is available at all camping areas except Walters Waterhole camping area.

Native rats can chew through packs, tents and bags to reach food. Use metal storage containers or hang food in trees.

Read more about before you visit, staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Koolmoon Creek camping area features a small clearing in the rainforest near Koolmoon Creek, identified by a timber totem.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Walters Waterhole camping area features a large open level clearing at the junction of two sections of track, identified by a timber totem.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Carter Creek camping area features a small clearing in the rainforest beside Carter Creek, identified by a timber totem.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Hinson Creek camping area features a small level clearing in the rainforest near Hinson Creek, identified by a timber totem.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Cannabullen Creek camping area features a small level clearing in the rainforest 100m from Cannabullen Creek, identified by a timber totem.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Downey Creek camping area features a small level clearing in the rainforest, identified by a timber totem.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted