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.

Lower Portals remote bush camp

Lower Portals camping area are three separate sites located next to Mount Barney Creek.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Walking
  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent

Camping area features: Three separate sites located next to Mount Barney Creek.

Location: Grid Reference: 704 751.

Access: Camp site reached by foot via a 3.7km track from the Lower Portals car park. This 1.5hr walk has moderate to steep gradients.

Number of sites: Three sites. Maximum of 18 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 before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Visiting safely

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

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