Lower Portals Remote Bush Camp

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Lower Portals Remote Bush Camp is a pristine and secluded camping area located next to the picturesque Mount Barney Creek in Queensland, Australia. This campsite offers a true wilderness experience for outdoor enthusiasts who are willing to embark on a moderate 3.7-kilometer hike from the Lower Portals car park.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Suitable For Tents


  • Not suitable for children and infants

Additional rules

1) Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.

2) Generator use: Not allowed.

Things to know

The Lower Portals camping area can only be reached on foot via a 3.7-kilometer track starting from the Lower Portals car park. This trail typically takes around 1.5 hours to complete and involves moderate to steep gradients, providing hikers with a challenging yet rewarding journey. There are three separate camping sites available at Lower Portals, with a maximum capacity of 18 people in total. This limited occupancy ensures a peaceful and secluded camping experience. The ground at Lower Portals is primarily covered in soil and leaf litter, making it suitable for setting up tents. This remote campsite provides minimal facilities. Open fires are strictly prohibited at Lower Portals. Campers are only allowed to use fuel stoves for cooking and heating. Campers are advised to bring essential items, including drinking water, extra food, a well-equipped first-aid kit, a topographic map, compass, flashlight, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel or gas stove for cooking. Additionally, it's recommended to carry a small trowel for burying faecal waste, adhering to responsible camping practices. Lower Portals has poor mobile phone coverage, so campers should not rely on their phones for communication or emergencies.



Lower Portals Remote Bush Camp offers a unique opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to experience the natural beauty of Mount Barney Creek in a secluded and unspoiled setting. Lower Portals is an ideal destination for self-sufficient campers who are comfortable with walk-in camping. The campsite offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature and disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


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