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

Mount May Saddle remote bush camp

Mount May Saddle camping area is located in the saddle between Mount May’s north peak and south peak located on Map Sheet: Maroon 9441-42, Grid Reference: 675 785.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Camping area facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

Camping area features: Located in the saddle between Mount May’s north peak and south peak.

Location: Grid Reference: 675 785.

Access: A 3hr walk from Mount May camping reserve or a 1hr walk via the south western ridge from Waterfall Creek Road. This is a steep to very steep route with some rock scrambling required.

Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 12 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: Average.

Visiting safely

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