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. Photo credit: Steve Browne © Queensland Government

Barrabool remote bush camp

Barrabool remote camping area has three, small sites in montane heath between rocky outcrops.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

Camping area features: Three, small sites in montane heath between rocky outcrops. Limited protection in windy weather. Unusual views of Mount Barney and Mount Maroon.

Location: Grid Reference: 687-719, GPS Reference: 56J 0468744 6872029 (WGS84)

Access: Nearest vehicle access is by 2WD to the Lower Portals car park on Lower Portals Road south of Rathdowney.

Number of sites: Open area without separately-defined sites. Maximum of 6 people.

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

Camp site surface: Rock and soil. Can be very wet.

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 before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: Average. You might need to use 07 prefix if calling Queensland numbers.

Visiting safely

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