Burtons Well Camping Area

National Park - Queensland


The park has three camping areas—Dandabah, Westcott and Burtons Well—catering for a range of camping experiences from small walk-in tent sites, to open areas suitable for larger groups and vehicles. All roads to the Bunya Mountains are steep, narrow and winding. The Department of Transport and Main Roads advises that all access roads are unsuitable for travel by long and/or heavy vehicles. Discretion is urged with respect to caravans, large motorhomes and large buses. No fuel is available on the mountain.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. You must obtain your permit before setting up camp. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Bookings can be made online. A self-service kiosk is available at Dandabah.

Bookings should be made up to 12 months in advance for school holidays, long weekends and large groups.

Campground features: A large, well-grassed open area surrounded by forest. There are a number of ancient grasstrees scattered through the camping area.

Location: About 8.5 km north-west of the QPWS information centre.

Access: The camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle. It is not accessible for trailers, caravans or buses. Although the campground is accessible by car, it is not possible to drive onto the camp sites. Parking is available only a short distance from each camp site.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites for up to 50 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: Walk-in camping only; cars must remain in carparks nearby.

Camp site surface: Grass.

Facilities: Water (treat before drinking), toilet (hybrid system), picnic tables, wood barbecues, firewood and cold showers. A donkey boiler is available nearby to heat water for showering—take care when using and follow the operational guidelines provided on site.

Open fires: In supplied fireplaces only, except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Ground fires are not permitted. Please bring your own clean milled timber, free from pests or disease to use as firewood. Timber cannot be collected from anywhere within the national park. Make sure your fire is out before you leave it—extinguish with water, not sand or dirt. Fuel or gas stoves are recommended.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Rubbish bags (no bins are provided) and insect repellent. Fuel or gas stoves are recommended. Bring buckets to carry warm water from the donkey boiler to the bush shower cubicle provided. 

Bookings: Book online or learn about our camping booking options. A self-service kiosk is located at Dandabah. Permits are not available on site.

Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

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Camping Fee $6.75
Per person, per night - from

Camping Fee - Family $27.00
Per family, per night (up to 2 adults, 6 children under 18 years) - from