Mount Spec remote bush camping
Mount Spec camping area is remote hiking and camping.
Camping area facilities
- Tent camping
- Cultural and historic sites
Remote bush camping north of Paluma
Features: remote hiking and camping. Only experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers should undertake extended overnight hikes.
Location: Mount Spec area north of Paluma to Jourama Falls
Access: hike-in access only (with no defined walking tracks).
Number of sites: no defined camping areas. Camp sites must be at least 1km from any other camping groups. A maximum of six remote campers are permitted in any one group.
Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.
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.
Generators: not permitted.
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, GPS and/or GPS-equipped Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or similar, and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15cm deep and 100m from camp sites, tracks and watercourses to guard against pollution and the spread of disease. Read more about before you visit.
Mobile phone coverage: poor.
- Temporary closure of McClellands lookout toilets: Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park 20 April to 25 May 2021
- Wet season safety information: significant stream rises at swimming locations within Paluma Range National Park 4 January to 14 May 2021