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. Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

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. Photo credit: © Steven Nowakowski

Downey Creek camping area

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

Accessible by

  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
Image of Rainforest creek, Gorrell track.

Rainforest creek, Gorrell track.

Photo credit: © Denise Chalmers

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

Location: on Gorrell track 200m from Downey Creek—14.8km from eastern Gorrell trailhead or 10.9km from western Gorrell trailhead.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot or by mountain bike only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 10 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in or cycle-in camping.

Camp site surface: dirt.

Facilities: none.

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.