5 Moreton Bay Region Bush Camping near Brisbane

This is a compilation of camping areas for experienced, adventurous campers only – those who tackle terrain with 4WDs, love cruising the water to otherwise inaccessible camping havens, or prefer hiking in to properly rough it.

No caravan parks, or glamping venues have a chance of making it into this Top 8 List!

If you consider yourself well-equipped for fully-fledged bushwhacking mania then this list is for you. Let’s ease into the camping craziness with one of the more easier accessible camping sites on this exclusive list.

Go Bush Camping near Brisbane -4WD ONLY Campsites

#1. Archer Camping Area

Archer Camping Area is a picturesque campground within D’Aguilar National Park consisting of an open grassy area with undefined camping spaces where you can pull-up and set-up. It has plenty of room for playing ball sports and enjoying other fun activities requiring a lot of space. Neurum Creek is nearby, accessible by walking either side of the fenced vegetation area.

Facilities: Toilets, fire pits, 4WD access only, no camper trailers or caravans, swimming

Location: Mount Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park

Bookings: Book online, over the counter or call 13 74 68

Need to know: tent and ute sliders only, no caravans.

Transport required: 4WD (though a regular car can get you there from the north)

How to access the campsite from Sunshine Coast : Get onto Rasmussen Rd, drive past Neurum Creek Bush Retreat to get to Archer on Lovedays Rd.

How to access the campsite from Brisbane : For 4WD fun come from Mount Mee Rd, turn onto Sellin Rd, pass The Gantry day use area and 4WD the last leg of the journey over gravel tackling mid to steep inclines into the campground.

#2. Neurum Creek Camping Area

Nestled within the Mt Mee area of D’Aguilar National Park, the quiet and peaceful closed bush style Neurum Creek campground (meaning no showers) might be less roomy than Archer, but sports a more private and enclosed forested setting for making camp. It consists of 13 well maintained, individual sites separated from each other ensuring plenty of privacy. Neurum Creek is a short hike from the campsite.

Facilities: Toilets, fire pit, 4WD access only, no camper trailers or caravans

Location: Mount Mee section of D’Aguilar National Park

Bookings: Book online, over the counter or call 13 74 68

Need to know: Swag, tent, or rooftop (or slide on) 4WD camper only site. No camper trailers, or RVs allowed.

Transport required: 4WD

How to access the campsite: travel along Sellin Rd, cross the creek and keep going to the end of Neurum Creek Rd into the campsite.

Go Bush Camping near Brisbane - Hikers Walk-in Only Sites

#3. Mount Glorious North Kobble Bush Camp

Bring your swag and hit the trail on foot heading into the north of Mount Glorious’ open eucalypt forest to make camp by Kobble Creek (which is often dry, so no swimming fun like Archer and Neurum Creek campgrounds). No individually-defined campsites, no amenities and no open fires allowed.

Need to know: Experienced, physically fit hikers only as accessing the site requires traversing over steep terrain along unmarked trails. Topographic map is necessary, as are good navigational skills.

How to access the campsite: Make your way to the Lepidozamia track entrance from Mount Glorious Rd.

#4. South Kobble Bush Camp

South Kobble also requires campers to hoof it into the campgrounds adjacent to Kobble Creek bush bashing through open eucalypt forest. GPSing the site before taking off is recommended as it can be quite difficult to navigate through the dense shrubbery. Same restrictions and lack of amenities as North Kobble.

Need to know: This one’s a real leg burner for experienced and fit mountain goat hikers only as steep terrain and rock hopping is required.

How to access the campsite: via the Lepidozamia track.

#5. Middle Kobble Bush Camp

Another wonderfully remote, open and grassy bush campsite by Kobble Creek. You can take a short hike to the top of the Kobble Creek waterfall from this northern national park camping ground to take in the fantastic views.

Coastline views can be glimpsed while hiking to the campsite.

Same restrictions and lack of facilities as North Kobble.

Need to know: slightly less intensive a hike compared to South and North Kobble campgrounds, but still only for fit and experienced hikers as there are challenging parts such as traversing steep inclines.

How to access the campsite: via the Lepidozamia track.

PLEASE DO NOT attempt to walk into these 3 hikers bush camps near Brisbane, unless you are an experienced hiker or are with an experienced hiker or group.

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