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.

Carter Creek (Cannabullen Track) camping area

Carter Creek camping area features a small clearing in the rainforest beside Carter Creek, identified by a timber totem.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • Tent camping
Rainforest creek, Cannabullen Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

Rainforest creek, Cannabullen Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: a small clearing in the rainforest beside Carter Creek, identified by a timber totem. If the designated clearing is overgrown, you can camp off the track in another suitable site.

Location: on Cannabullen Creek track—7.1km from Hinson Creek trailhead (5km from Hinson Creek camping area) or 6.5km from Cochable Creek camping area.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available but should be treated before drinking.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent and a fuel stove. Read more about before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

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