Steamer Creek Remote Bush Camp

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Steamer Creek Remote Bush Camp is a hidden gem nestled in the regrowth forest near the sheoak-lined Steamer Creek, located within the Main Range National Park, approximately 120 kilometers southwest of Brisbane. This campsite offers a tranquil and remote wilderness experience for experienced off-track walkers and nature enthusiasts.

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

Access to Steamer Creek Remote Bush Camp is only possible via a walk-in route. It is important to note that this campsite is intended for experienced hikers with specialized equipment and advanced navigation skills. This open area doesn't have separately-defined sites but can accommodate a maximum of 8 people. There are no facilities at this campsite, so you must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking, and all rubbish, including food scraps, must be carried out. Open fires are prohibited; only fuel stoves are allowed. Generator use is not allowed. Make sure to pack drinking water, extra food, a first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, 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. Please be aware that mobile phone coverage in this remote area is poor, so it's essential to be self-reliant and well-prepared for your adventure.



This campsite is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, renowned for its geological processes, evolutionary history, and rich biodiversity, including rare, threatened, and endemic species. As you make your way to the campsite, keep an eye out for the iconic gloss black-cockatoos that inhabit the sheoak forest. These birds have a specialized diet, feeding on the seeds of select sheoak species. The eucalyptus trees in the area are home to koalas, which can often be seen resting high in the branches. Take your time to spot these charming marsupials.


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