Mount Barney National Park Brisbane

Photo credit: © Steve Browne, Queensland Government.

Watch the Mount Barney safety video to plan your visit

There is no easy way to climb Mount Barney and preparation is the key to a safe and enjoyable visit. The safety video only takes 4.5 minutes to watch but it could save you from being caught out overnight or being rescued.

Ballow Creek Junction remote bush camp

Ballow Creek Junction camping area is a rainforest camp site at junction of Mount Ballow and Mount Barney Creeks.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent

Camping area features: Rainforest camp site at junction of Mount Ballow and Mount Barney Creeks. Well protected in windy weather. No views.

Location: Grid Reference: 659-727, GPS Reference: 56J 0465933 6872666 (WGS84)

Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to Cleared Ridge via Waterfall Creek Road south-east of Boonah.

Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 6 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: self-sufficient, walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: Soil and leaf litter.

Facilities: None. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.

Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.

Generator use: Not allowed.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: No coverage.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mount Barney safely and camp with care.

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