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.

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

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Tent camping
Rainforest creek, Gorrell track. Photo courtesy of Denise Chalmers.

Rainforest creek, Gorrell track. Photo courtesy of 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.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in or cycle-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available 200m from the camping area 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.

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Visiting safely

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