Mount Steamer Saddle Remote Bush Camp
Mount Steamer Saddle Remote Bush Camp is a secluded and challenging camping spot nestled in the wilderness of Main Range National Park, approximately 120 kilometers southwest of Brisbane, Australia. This campsite offers a true wilderness experience and is accessible only by foot.
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
The campsite is not easily accessible. The nearest vehicle access is by 4WD to the eastern end of Old Mill Road via Emu Creek Road, or by 2WD in dry weather to the start of Old Mill Road, east of Emuvale. From there, you need to hike to the campsite. This campsite is not for beginners. It is recommended for experienced off-track walkers with specialist equipment and strong navigational skills. The campsite is situated in an open grassy area on a sheltered saddle. The campsite can accommodate a maximum of 8 people. There are no facilities provided at the campsite. Campers must be self-sufficient, bringing their own water, food, first-aid kit, and camping gear. Water is usually available within 300 meters west of the site, but it should be treated (boiled or chemically treated) before consumption. Open fires are prohibited. Campers must use fuel stoves for cooking. Essential items to bring include drinking water, extra food, a first-aid kit, topographic maps, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel or gas stove. Mobile phone coverage is poor, so be prepared to be disconnected from the outside world.
The campsite is located at an elevation of 964 meters above sea level, providing beautiful views. It offers a grassy area for setting up tents. From the edge of the campsite, campers can enjoy superb views across to Lake Moogerah and the surrounding peaks, including Mounts Greville, Moon, Edwards, and French. On clear days, you might even catch a glimpse of Mount Flinders, near Peaks Crossing in the distance. The name "Moogerah" comes from the Ugarapul Aboriginal people's language and means 'land of thunderstorms,' reflecting the occasional development of thunderstorms in the area.