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

Koolmoon Creek headwaters camping area

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

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

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

Rainforest creek, Koolmoon Creek track. Photo: Queensland Government

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

Location: on Koolmoon Creek track, 1.3km from Koolmoon Creek headwaters trailhead—1km from the trailhead is the turn-off to the 300m track to the camping area. If walking Koolmoon Creek track from the south it is 11.3km from Walters Waterhole camping area.

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

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum camping area capacity is 10 people or five small tents.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: dirt.

Facilities: none. Creek water is available 30m 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.

Visiting safely

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