Northbrook Mtn bush camp walk

D'Aguilar National Park
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Remote bush camping on a high ridge overlooking Kipper Creek in wet sclerophyll forest. Northbrook Mountain summit is approximately a 15-minutes walk from the campsite. The summit affords extensive views looking south across the England Creek catchments and is covered in mountain heath, where wildflowers bloom between winter and spring.
Some areas thick with bell miners but away from them plenty of other species.

There is a much nice alternate, albeit less obvious or well trodden route to the lookout near the camp.

Follow the path as normal - once you see the sign AS0361 there is a steep(ish) oot track on the left. If you download What3words the exact location (revisited.sharks.silent). This route is slower going and often quiet steep but considerably more scenic off the 4wd 🚙 track.

If taking it from the lookout, just follow the ridge line at the lookout and you’ll notice a footpath. The Initial descent is tricky but don’t let that scare you off. Once you get going the scenery is great.

No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there:

From Mount Glorious Road, this campsite is accessed via Lawton Road. Along the 4.7km walk, take in the beautiful subtropical rainforest and wet sclerophyll scenery. A wide variety of birds can also be seen along this track that winds around the base of Northbrook Mountain.

It can be used as a stopover on the longer walk to England Creek bush camp.

Maps:

None found.

Route/Trail notes:

Once again an old logging road.

At approx 1.2km mark look for an old timber loader. It is of heritage note.

Still in a good condition for a 4WD track. The track is up and down all the way to the campsite. A new water tank and roof have been made. But as always use the water there as a last resort and boil before drinking.

Permits/Costs:

https://www.epa.qld.gov.au/parks/iaparks/gds/IAGDS050.jsp?quickParkId=1

Other References/Comments:

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Comments

Straightforward walk along the management road on a beautiful (if warm) day. Great views through the trees along the track and from the campsite at the summit, lots of birdlife, couple of wallabies and a goanna. Only downside is the amount of toilet paper and unburied at the campsite. What sort of idiot craps 5m from the firepit and leaves it there?

Grae on 20 Apr, 2016

Simple walk along a 4WD track, half of is it down hill then the second half is all up hill.
Only took 1.5 hours.
Turn left at the water tank to get to the campsite.

Guy on 9 Aug, 2015

Took my brother and I 1.30 hrs from the Lawton Rd entry on Mt Glorious with 3 days worth of camping gear and food.
Meet 2 rangers who warned us there had been two major washouts up ahead, and that no body goes to the camp site any more so may be hard to find. We got to the water tank, and and went right at the split, but could not find a path to the campsite, after looking for approx 2hrs, we camped at the water tank. Wonderful walk.

Jack Baird on 5 Apr, 2012

Went from white cedar up to the summit.

Laurence Hallam on 28 Sep, 2011

Hot humid and wet. Got my first leech ever on this particular walk.

Laurence Hallam on 15 Feb, 2011

A hot day to walk and hunid. Had to go up the hill at the second apiary,

Laurence Hallam on 8 Feb, 2011

It is wet and very slippery and the wash outs are very hazardous. Be Careful!

Laurence Hallam on 14 Jan, 2011

The road is Washed OUT!The water has cut the road to atleast 10m! Be careful!

Laurence Hallam on 13 Jan, 2011

Another nice walk in the clouds was a bit humid with no wind.

Laurence Hallam on 19 Dec, 2010

Another nice walk in the early morning to beat the humidity.

Laurence Hallam on 13 Nov, 2010

Antoher wet and very windy walk. Some branches were snapped rowards the top of Lawnton Rd. No views in this watery start to the day.

Laurence Hallam on 16 Oct, 2010

A wet walk but the summit on Northbrook was clear.

Laurence Hallam on 30 Sep, 2010

Another dull sunrise over Northbrook Mountain. however saw some bandicoots and some paddymelons and the birds sang beautifully in the morning.

Laurence Hallam on 24 Sep, 2010

Did this walk in the clod and rain. Extended it by walking down Lawnton Rd and taking the diversion 4wd track just before peak 605m. followed this steeply down to northbrook Creek and then folowed up this track again.

Laurence Hallam on 22 Sep, 2010

Love this walk very windy.

Laurence Hallam on 27 Aug, 2010

Did this walk as part of the England Creek walk.

Laurence Hallam on 15 Aug, 2010

Did this walk again this morning for the sunrise! Excellent though amight bit chilly. Saw a Peregrine Falcon and a Wedge Tailed Eagle.

Laurence Hallam on 14 Aug, 2010

I followed the 4wd track to the campsite then went off track about 200m down the England Creek 4wd track to the main summit of Northbrook Mountain. Followed a rough footpath to the Eastern peak and then turned north down a steep and loose foot trail to the 4wd track about 2 km from the start of the track.

Laurence Hallam on 10 Jul, 2010

I left this walk a little late.... I know i'll be walking back half the way in the dark.. No problems I have a head torch.

Starting off in rainforest that soon disappears into the usual dry forest. Stopped off at the old Timber loader. Then continued along and I saw a Goanna cross the track and head up a tree where it tried to get some bird eggs. I don't know how successful it was I kept walking.

Eventually got to the camp ground.. Saw a new water tank and roof. I set myself up in the afternoon sun trying to dry out my shirt. Brewed up some coffee and had a bite to eat. And took it all in ........ too bad i have to walk back.

I made it back in the dark. Head torch worked well and very happy with it. About the last half hour back was in the dark so not too bad....

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Boris Zoubakin on 21 Jun, 2010

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