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North Kobble bush camp

Andrew Kingston © Queensland Government

North Kobble bush camp

Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets No toilets
No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

Escape the city bustle and hit the trail on foot to this remote bush camp, set among picturesque eucalypts.

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Listen to the trickle of nearby Kobble Creek from your camp site.
Listen to the trickle of nearby Kobble Creek from your camp site. Andrew Kingston © Queensland Government
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North Kobble bush camp provides a serene, remote setting in open eucalypt forest. Accessible only by trekking across steep terrain, this is the perfect destination for skilled, experienced hikers keen to explore a largely-untouched section of D'Aguilar National Park.

Weave through prehistoric-looking grasstrees and cycads, and enjoy impressive views of the pristine surrounding landscape through the trees.

Wander a short way to beautiful (though often dry) Kobble Creek, featuring sculptured bluestone on its base and sides. Here you may spy skinks and other lizards basking on the hot surface, the only other living creatures you’ll encounter during your stay.

At a glance

Camping layout: Open area without defined sites
Site surface: Dirt and grass.
Camp sites are suitable for: Long hike to site
Facilities:
Permits and fees: camping permits

Getting there and getting around

North Kobble bush camp is located in the South D'Aguilar section of D'Aguilar National Park, about 48km north-west of Brisbane's city centre.

  • This site is only accessible by walking along unmarked trails through steep terrain. You need to be physically fit and have bushwalking and navigation skills.
  • A topographic map and the specific map grid reference are required to navigate to the site. Topographic map grid reference: 778 856.
  • From the Brisbane suburb of The Gap, take Mount Nebo Road (tourist route number 8) to Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre.
  • Continue along Mount Nebo Road and Mount Glorious Road for about 35km to the beginning of the Lepidozamia track.
  • Walk along the Lepidozamia track and North Kobble Creek firebreak to the bush camp. Be aware that the firebreak crosses the creek several times.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.

Parking

You can park at the start of the Lepidozamia track. Make sure you leave room for Park Rangers to open and drive through the gate.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available at The Gap and throughout Brisbane.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

North Kobble bush camp is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Climate and weather

The mountain tops and forest flats of the D'Aguilar Range may experience cooler temperatures and more rainfall than Brisbane city, which enjoys a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range in Brisbane city is 22–30°C in summer and 12–22°C in winter.

Permits and fees

Camping permits

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Unreliable. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • In conditions of high fire danger, walking tracks and other areas may be closed. For your safety, follow instructions on signs. If you see a bushfire or any illegal activity, please phone emergency services as soon as possible.
  • During times of park closures, please follow any advice from signs or directed by Park Rangers.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.

Camping

  • Make sure you follow minimal impact bushwalking and bush camping practices.
  • Read camp with care for tips on camping safely and camping softly.

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed.
  • Use a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Rubbish

  • There are no bins. Take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Drinking water

  • Drinking water is not provided and Kobble Creek is often dry. We recommend you bring your own drinking water.
  • Treat all water before use.

Walking

  • You need a high level of fitness to walk this trail, as it is long and physically demanding, with lengthy climbs in both directions.
  • Bring a compass and topographic map with you as this area is remote with few signs for guidance.Topographic map grid reference: 778 856.
  • Always tell a responsible person of your plans and expected return time so they can contact the police if you're overdue.
  • We recommend walking in cooler weather only, usually April to September. Walking during summer can be hazardous due to high temperatures and the associated risk of heat-related illnesses.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.

Around water

  • Watch out for slippery rocks and other natural hazards in and around the Kobble Creek.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.
Last updated: 22 March 2018
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