Spicers Peak (East) Remote Bush Camp
Nestled high above the eastern landscape, the Spicers Peak (East) remote bush camp is a hidden gem for adventurous souls seeking solitude and breathtaking views. Located within the Main Range National Park, approximately 120 kilometers southwest of Brisbane, this campsite offers a unique experience for seasoned off-track walkers with specialist equipment and excellent navigational skills.
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
This remote bush camp is only accessible by foot, making it a true wilderness experience. As you embark on the journey to this camp, be prepared for a long walk through the stunning terrain of Main Range National Park. The camp is located at the top of Spicers Peak, which sits amidst a serene rainforest adorned with moss- and lichen-covered trees. Ensure you have the necessary experience and physical fitness for off-track walking. Strong navigational skills are essential, and it's advisable to carry topographic maps and a recognized guidebook. Camping permits are mandatory for your stay. It's an open area without separately-defined sites, suitable for a maximum of 4 people. There are no facilities at the campsite, so campers must be self-sufficient. No water is available nearby, and all rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out. Open fires are prohibited; only fuel stoves are allowed. Bring drinking water, extra food, a first-aid kit, a topographic map, a compass, a torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel or gas stove. A small trowel for burying human waste is also recommended. Mobile phone coverage in the area is poor, so plan accordingly.
Spicers Peak (East) Remote Bush Camp is surrounded by lush rainforest adorned with moss and lichen. This pristine environment provides a serene and enchanting backdrop for your camping experience. The campsite offers proximity to nearby cliff faces, where you can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Fassifern Valley, as well as the prominent peaks of Mounts Greville, Edwards, French, and Moon.
The reward for the challenging trek to this remote campsite is the opportunity to soak in the stunning vistas. To the east, you'll witness Moreton Bay and its islands silhouetted against the horizon. To the south, the rugged spine of the Main Range and its prominent peaks extend as far as the eye can see, with Mount Barney standing out on the distant skyline. These vistas offer an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the natural beauty of Main Range National Park.
Main Range National Park is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, renowned for its ongoing geological processes, rich evolutionary history, and diverse ecosystem, which includes rare, threatened, and endemic species. Camping in this remote area allows you to become part of this unique natural heritage.