Pteropus wrote:...One of the best guides is the “Take a walk in south-east Queensland” book by John and Lyn Daly...
Cheers Andrew, I'll try and get my hands on a copy of that one. I had a look for it in the local library but could only find take a walk - port macquarie to brisbane which, luckily, has 30 pages dedicated to Lamington, lots of good descriptions about walking in the park. Some of them sound pretty epic, like this one - Christmas Creek, the Stinson, Point Lookout, Rat-a-tat, O'reillys which is ~30k over 3 days, hard grade... plenty of easier ones to start off with though so I might save that one for later on
cams wrote:Does anyone know why they restrict bush camping during these months? Is it threat of lots of rain and leaches?
From the Lamington National Park Management Plan 2011 - "The closures allow for spelling of the sites during the wet season when they are most vulnerable to impacts from
camping, including soil being compacted or eroded, vegetation damaged and litter left in the park."
I recieved a list of bush camps and grid refs from QPWS (who were very helpful and suprisingly quick in their response especially seeing as I was expecting an automated response). There are three sites on the graded walking track system Bithongabel, Echo Point & Illinbah. The other seven are all off-track site (unmarked trails) Point Lookout, Rat-a-tat, Stinson, Lost world Creek, Lost world Saddle, Running Creek & Darlington.
Pteropus wrote:however there is nowhere to set up a tent...which made me think of all the talk of hammocks on the forum and how perfect it would be to hang out down there
Rainforest type camping is one of the main reasons that I got mine Andrew, its just so hard to go back to the ground now!