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.

Paddys Plain remote bush camp

Paddys Plain camping area is an open forest site located on Paddys Gully between Mount Maroon and Mount May located on Map Sheet: Maroon 9441-42, Grid Reference: 712 783.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Long walk to tent
  • Walking

Camping area features: Open forest site located on Paddys Gully between Mount Maroon and Mount May.

Location: Grid Reference: 712 783.

Access: From the Cotswold trailhead or at the end of Drynans Hut Road. Northern access from Newman Road is now restricted.

Number of sites: No defined sites. Maximum of 30 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: No coverage.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.