Mount May Saddle Remote Bush Camp
Mount May Saddle is a remote bush camp nestled in the tranquil saddle between Mount May's north and south peaks. Situated in a pristine natural environment, this camping area offers a back-to-basics experience for outdoor enthusiasts looking to disconnect and immerse themselves in the beauty of the Australian wilderness.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Not suitable for children and infants
1) Open fires: Prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.
2) Generator use: Not allowed.
Things to know
Access to Mount May Saddle camping area is exclusively by foot. Visitors can embark on a 3-hour hike from the Mount May camping reserve, which provides a scenic journey through the rugged terrain. Alternatively, a 1-hour walk via the south-western ridge from Waterfall Creek Road is another route, though it is known to be steep and may involve some rock scrambling. There are no defined campsites at Mount May Saddle. However, the area can accommodate a maximum of 12 people, making it perfect for small groups or solo campers. Mount May Saddle camping area is designed for self-sufficient, walk-in camping. Visitors should be prepared to bring all necessary supplies with them. The ground is covered with a natural surface of soil and leaf litter, providing a rustic and natural camping experience. Open fires are strictly prohibited at Mount May Saddle. Campers should bring fuel stoves for cooking and heating purposes. Campers should come well-prepared with essential items, including drinking water, extra food, a first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, flashlight, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel or gas stove. Additionally, it's recommended to bring a small trowel for burying faecal waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Mobile phone coverage in the area is average, so it's advisable to have alternative means of communication or to let someone know about your plans before embarking on your journey to Mount May Saddle.
The campsite is aptly situated within the saddle of Mount May, offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. It's an ideal spot for those seeking a challenging hiking adventure followed by a serene camping experience.