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.

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

  • Walking
  • Tent camping
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.