CAMPING SITE OPTIONS

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 $65 per person return

 

Paddle Bay, South Molle Island 

Paddle Bay, South Molle Island camping area features a ssandy site which backs onto rainforest and overlooks Daydream Island.  Well shaded, it offers plenty of opportunity to escape other campers as well as connecting to the rest of the island walking tracks.  The camping area is suitable for walk in camping.  Facilities include toilet and picnic tables, mobile phone coverage is available (with certain mobile carriers).

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. 

Capacity for 12 People

 

 

Sandy Bay, South Molle Island

Sandy Bay, South Molle camping area features a good open camping area with a long sandy beach, providing an excellent opportunity for beach combing.  Great for keen bush walkers the bay is well connected to the rest of the island by walking tracks.  The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping and large groups.  Facilities include toilet and picnic tables.  Mobile phone coverage is available (with certain mobile carriers).

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 36 People 

 

 

Denman Island, South Molle Group

Denman Island camping area features a small island offering pleasant bush camping with remote feel.  The campsite is set in bushland behind the island's coral rubble shore.  As there is no fishing allowed, please ensure you are familiar with marine park regulations before visiting this site.  The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping, facilities include a compositing toilet.  Mobile phone coverage available (with certain mobile carriers)

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 6 People (1 group booking only)

 

  Planton Island, South Molle GroupCURRENTLY NOT ACCESSIBLE 

An island that offers a pleasant experience with that “lost on a deserted island” feel. The campsite is set in dry rainforest behind the beach.

The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping, facilities include a compositing toilet.  Mobile phone coverage available (with certain mobile carriers)

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 6 People (1 group booking only)

  $105 per person return

Dugong Beach, Whitsunday Island (No swim zone)

Dugong Beach campground is popular with local residents as it is suited to large groups. The campground is located in a dry rainforest setting and is well shaded from sunlight. There is an enjoyable rainforest walk connecting Dugong Beach campground to Sawmill Beach. Sawmill beach is the trail head for the 2.5 km one way (5km return) Whitsunday Peak hike reaching an elevation of 437 mtrs with fantastic views on the Islands – it is recommended to allow at least 4 hours to complete the return journey. Dugong Beach is sheltered from southeast winds and provides good access for kayaking at mid to high tide, due to mud flats being exposed at low tide.  The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping, facilities include a compositing toilet and picnic table.  Mobile phone coverage not available.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 36 People 

 

 

Naris Beach Whitsunday Island (No swim zone)

Naris Beach camping site is set under the rainforest canopy, tucked against a steep hill with outstanding views of Cid Island. This is a sheltered bay for kayaking.  The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping, facilities include a compositing toilet and picnic table.  Mobile phone coverage not available.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 6 People 


 

Joes Beach, Whitsunday Island (No swim zone)

Joes Beach provides a secluded campsite and beach area with outstanding views of Cid Island and the Molle Islands.  The fringing reef is exposed during low tide.  This is a sheltered bay for kayaking.  The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping, facilities include a compositing toilet and picnic table.  Mobile phone coverage not available.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 12 People 

 

 

Northern Spit, Henning Island

Northern Spit is located on a pleasant sandy beach backed by forest canopy.  The camping area is set among native grasses and casiarinas overlooking Whitsunday and Hamilton Islands.

The camping area is suitable for walk-in camping, facilities include a compositing toilet and picnic table.  Mobile phone coverage available (with most carriers).

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 18 People 

 

 $155 per person return
Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island

Views across the sandy beach extend to Pentecost Island, the Lindeman Group and Cape Conway. The site is difficult to access in south-easterly winds but provides a good anchorage during northerly winds.  There is a 3.6 km one way bush track from Whitehaven to Chance Bay (7.2kms return).

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 12 People 

 

 

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

Located on the Southern end of Whitsunday Island

This dazzling white, pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach are one of the best known sites within the Whitsundays. This spectacular beach is backed by lowland vine forest and eucalyptus woodland which provides good shade.  There is a 3.6km bush track from Whitehaven to Chance Bay (7.2km return).

As Whitehaven Beach is a national icon, it does experience a large number of day guests. The beauty of camping is you experience Whitehaven Beach at it's best - sunrise and sunset in relative solitude. 

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 36 People 

 

 

Cairn Beach, Whitsunday Island

Located on the northern end of Whitsunday Island

Cairn Beach, Whitsunday Island features a site which has outstanding physical beauty, with a sandy/rubble beach backing onto rainforest with good snorkeling on fringing coral reef.  The camp ground is located within beach scrub vegetation containing numerous bottle trees.  For amazing views you can walk the Cairn track part of the Ngaro sea trail, to a volcanic rock formation know as the Whitsunday Cairn.  The camping area is suitable for walking camping and facilities include a composting toilet and picnic benches.  Mobile phone coverage is available.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 12 People 

 

$160 per person return

 

 

 

 

Crayfish Beach, Hook Island

Crayfish Beach is located in Mackerel Bay on the eastern side of Hook Island. It has outstanding physical beauty, surrounded by large mountains. The beach itself is set between two large mountains in a small cove, sheltered from prevailing south-easterly winds. A small clear estuary extends up a gully to the north-western side of the bay. The campground is set amongst beach vegetation including casuarinas, pandanus and foam bark trees. A small tidal backwater extends the length of the dune behind the campground. The outlook is towards the northern Hook Island mountains, and the Coral Sea. The water in the bay is an unusual but beautiful turquoise making this one of the most picturesque campgrounds in the national park.

The casuarinas on the foredune are particularly sensitive at this site. Please do not damage these trees by placing ropes, tarps, towels, items of clothing, or rubbish bags over them.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 12 people  

(Minimum booking of 2 x passengers on a normal scheduled run)

 

 

Steens Beach, Hook Island

This site is closed from 1 Oct to 31st March (annual closure) for wildlife protection.

This campsite is set in the rainforest behind a sandy beach and overlooking Hayman Island. A small reef flat provides good snorkelling.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 12 People (1 group booking)

(Minimum booking of 2 x passengers on a normal scheduled run)

 

 

Maureens Cove Hook Island

The Bays of Hook Island offer some of the most beautiful fringing reefs.  Maureens Cove has a coral rubble beach which is popular with snorkellers, divers and kayakers.

As there is no fishing allowed, please ensure that you are familiar with Marine Park Regulations before visiting this site.

A National Park camping permit is essential for overnight stays.  Check SCAMPER transfer times/availability before booking National Parks camping permit.  Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted.

Capacity for 24 People 

(Minimum booking of 4 x passengers on a normal scheduled run)