Kobble Creek is a great place for remote bush camping in a beautiful and secluded area. Experienced bushwalkers and navigators will love Kobble Creek and the quiet escape it provides. There are a number of walk-in bush camping spots in the Kobble Creek area, including North, Middle and South Kobble Creek Bush Camps. These are all great for experienced bushwalkers and campers that are looking for somewhere off the beaten track to explore.
Kobble Creek is a rural area in the Moreton Bay Region, near Brisbane, that is around 45 kilometers from the city CBD. Part of Kobble Creek is farmland, and the rest forms part of the beautiful D’Aguilar National Park.
Middle Kobble Creek Bush Camp is the most popular of the three sites in Kobble Creek. All three of the Kobble Creek Campground are accessed via the Lepidozamia track. Middle Kobble Creek Bush camp is accessed by travelling 4.7km along the Lepidozamia track and Middle Kobble firebreak.
This campground gets the most use and the walk to the site is the only one of the three that is signposted. The Middle Kobble Creek Bush Camp ground is an open grassy area next to Kobble Creek. The creek is often dry, but at the right time of year it is a pretty trickling stream and the Kobble Creek waterfall is only a short walk from the campsite. At times it is thriving with skinks and freshwater snakes, as well as lots of other creek dwelling wildlife.
There are no facilities at the campsite, so it is necessary to bring everything with you, including drinking water, first-aid kit, rubbish bags, insect repellent, a fuel stove, tent, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the hike and the weather.
North Kobble is another walk-in bush camp adjacent to Kobble Creek, further north than the Middle Kobble Bush Camp site. It is a remote camping spot in an open eucalypt forest, and is generally quite well maintained. There are nice open areas for pitching a tent, and a firepit with log seating around, but this site has no other facilities, so you will need to bring all the essentials.
The walk to North Kobble Creek Bush Camp is along unmarked trails and steep terrain, so you will need to be physically fit and have reasonable bushwalking and navigating experience to tackle the hike. It’s necessary to take a topographic map to find this campsite.
South Kobble Bush Camp is another great bush camp near Brisbane, in the Moreton Bay Region. It is located in open forest beside Kobble Creek, to the south of the Middle Kobble Bush Camp. Much like the North Kobble Bush Camp, this campsite is remote, and the hike to it is unmarked and can be steep in places, so it is best suited to experienced bushwalkers and navigators. A topographic map is required to find the bush camp site, and there are no facilities at this camp either, so always remember to pack the essentials.
All campsite in D’Aguilar National Park require camping permits, which can be purchased from the Queensland National Parks website for $6.55 per person per night. If you’re taking your family the permit is a little cheaper, as you can purchase at the family rate, for 1 to 2 adults and up to 5 children it’s $26.20.
Topographic maps of the area can be found online, and are necessary to find all of the Kobble Creek Bush Camps. These walks and campsite are only recommended for experienced bushwalkers and navigators.
In the D’Aguilar National Park there are plenty of thing to do and explore. Along with these great walk-in bush camps near Brisbane, there are beautiful day use areas with barbecue spots, grassy areas for picnics, interesting flora and fauna, all kinds of bush and rainforest walks, and endless views and natural attractions.
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