Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp is a little-known but much-loved camping spot in the Moreton Bay Region. The campsite is around 5km from the beginning of Lawton Road, and it’s a challenging hike but a fantastic way to spend a day. The campsite overlooks Kipper Creek and the beautiful subtropical forest and is a great spot to enjoy some peace and quiet at a walk-in bush camp near Brisbane.
From the campsite, it’s a short 10 to 15-minute walk to the Northbrook Mountain summit, where you can catch an amazing sunrise and beautiful southerly views. This walk-in bush camp near Brisbane is a great place for a weekend adventure or an overnight escape.
The bush camp at Northbrook Mountain is a small clearing near the summit of the mountain. The spot is remote and quiet and boasts some great views of the England Creek Catchments. The area is covered with mountain heath, and between winter and spring beautiful wildflowers bloom in places.
This campsite is walk-in only, meaning that you must carry with you everything that you’ll need at your campsite. There are no facilities at this campsite, and it is necessary that you take everything you need, including drinking water. Other essentials include a first-aid kit, rubbish bags (to store and carry your rubbish with you), insect repellent, a fuel or gas stove, tent, sturdy shoes, and appropriate clothing for the hike and the weather.
Camping at Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp requires a permit from Queensland Parks and Forests, which can be purchased online. Camping is only $6.55 per person per night, or if you’re taking your family you can get a permit for a discounted rate. More info about camping permits can be found here and bookings can be made through the Queensland National Parks website.
This walk-in campsite is part of the Moreton Bay Region and is just over an hour north of Brisbane city. Access to the Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp is walking or bike riding only, but bike riding in the area is only recommended for experienced riders.
The route to the campsite starts on Mount Glorious Road, where Lawton Road begins and follows Lawton Road up to England Creek Road where there is a water tank. From the water tank, continue along England Creek Road for a kilometre and there should be a signpost with a tent, pointing towards the campsite. The campsite is only a short distance from this signpost.
Anyone looking to camp at Northbrook Mountain Bush Camp, or anywhere else in the area, should take a topographic map to help find the site, as there is limited signage in the area. You can purchase a topographical map and more detailed information about the Northbrook Mountain walk from Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre on Mount Nebo Road. If you’re heading into the D’Aguilar National Park from Brisbane, you’ll likely be driving past it on your way.
D’Aguilar National Park is full of walks and wildlife to keep you occupied. Northbrook Mountain is set in the beautiful subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest, and there are many species of bird and plenty of other native wildlife for birdwatchers or wildlife enthusiasts to enjoy. While in D’Aguilar National Park, have a look at the other bushwalks and day use areas that there are in this beautiful part of the Moreton Bay Region. There are plenty of picnic spots, barbecue areas, spectacular lookouts, and creeks and waterfalls to explore.
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