Mount Bithongabel Bush Camp
Mount Bithongabel Bush Camp is a remote camping site nestled in a misty, cliff-top forest within the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, located approximately 110 kilometers south of Brisbane, Australia. This campsite holds immense significance for both conservation and history enthusiasts.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Not suitable for children and infants
1) Open fires: Prohibited—fuel stoves only.
2) Generators: Not permitted.
Things to know
The campsite is located about 6.5 kilometers from the trailhead at the Green Mountains day-use area. It is a challenging walk that requires experienced off-track walkers with appropriate hiking equipment and good navigational skills. Accessible by walk-in only. There are no designated camping sites, and a maximum of 6 people are allowed per night. The site is situated in a high-altitude rainforest, offering a serene and tranquil environment. The site is situated in a high-altitude rainforest, offering a serene and tranquil environment. Campers must be self-sufficient, as there are no facilities provided at the site. Open fires are prohibited; only fuel stoves are allowed. Campers are advised to bring essential items such as a fuel stove, drinking water, extra food, rubbish bags, a first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, and a small trowel for burying waste. Mobile phone coverage in the area is poor, so visitors should be prepared for limited connectivity.
Mount Bithongabel Bush Camp is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, recognized for its geological processes, evolutionary history, and biodiversity, including rare, threatened, and endemic species. In December 1918, a group of 11 Queensland naturalists and scientists celebrated Christmas at a camp nearby. They explored, collected, and documented the flora and fauna in the area, leading to the discovery of new plant species. The name 'Green Mountains' was coined as a result of their visit, and this region remains of historical importance in the field of natural science.