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Each site is somewhat different so it depends on the experience you want and which price suits, the further your campsite is from the mainland the more expensive the travel. The following prices are return transfer prices and not a per night price. There is a minimum of 2 people(or pay for 2) for travel and for Steens and Maureens at the top of Hook Island there is a minimum of 4 people.


$65 per person return SANDY BAY - South Molle Island maximum of 36 people at this camp site

A good campsite for bush walkers with 15km of graded walking tracks passing through grasslands, open forests and rainforests to lookouts with spectacular views. Has a pleasant beach fringed with casuarinas. Good Snorkeling.

Take: Water (supplied) and a fuel stove. Insect Repellent recommended.

Toilets and Tables Available. No fires Allowed.

DENMAN ISLAND Maximum of 6 people at this camp site

A small island offering pleasant bush camping with a remote feel. The campsite is set in dry rainforest behind the beach.

Take water (supplied) and a fuel stove. Insect Repellent recommended.

Toilets Available and No fires Allowed.

PLANTON ISLAND Maximum of 6 people at this camp site

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.

Take water (supplied) and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets Available. No fires Allowed.

PADDLE BAY – South Molle Island maximum of 12 people at this camp site

This rainforest site backs onto a sandy beach and overlooks Daydream Island. South Molle Island is a favourite with bushwalkers with access to over 15km of walking tracks. Access to the track system from Paddle Bay is only possible at low tide.

Take: water (supplied) and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and Tables Available. No fires Allowed.

$105 per person return JOES BEACH – Whitsunday Island maximum of 12 people at this camp site

Joe’s beach provides a secluded campsite and beach area with outstanding views of Cid Island and the Molle Islands. The fringing reef provides good snorkeling.

Take water (supplied) and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and Tables Available. No fires Allowed.

DUGONG BEACH – Whitsunday Island maximum of 36 people at this camp site

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 dry rainforest walk connecting Dugong Beach campground to Sawmill Beach which displays the visual attributes and ecology of such a system. Dugong is also the trail head for the Whitsunday Peak walk – 980 steps to a fantastic view of the Islands.

Take water (supplied) and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and Tables Available. No fires Allowed.

NARIS BEACH - Whitsunday Island maximum of 6 people at this camp site

This site has outstanding views of Cid Island. The camping site is set under the rainforest canopy, tucked against a steep hill. A reef line is close to shore with good access at mid-tide.

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and tables Available. No fires Allowed.

HENNING ISLAND maximum of 18 people at this camp site

Located on the northern side of the island, this pleasant sandy beach is backed by closed forest canopy. Is accessible on all tides and has snorkeling opportunity.

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and tables Available. No fires Allowed.

$155 per person return WHITEHAVEN Beach – Whitsunday Island maximum of 36 people at this camp site

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.

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and tables Available. No fires Allowed.

CHANCE BAY – Whitsunday Island maximum of 12 people at this camp site

Situated at the southern end of Whitsunday Island, it is a low – key visitor site for most of the year. Facilities include a walking track leading from the beach to a small day- use and camping area. Kayakers occasionally use the site as a camping destination. The bay is exposed to prevailing south –east winds, often making it unsuitable for vessel anchorage. When northerlies blow, a large number of tour operators who would normally visit South Whitehaven Beach go to Chance Bay.

There is a 3.6km (one way) walking track to South Whitehaven Beach

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and tables Available. No fires Allowed

$160 per person return STEENS BEACH – Hook Island minimum of 4 pax to travel maximum of 12 people at this camp site
This site is closed from 1 October to 31 March to protect wildlife

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

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and tables Available. No fires Allowed

MAUREENS COVE – Hook Island minimum of 4 pax to travel maximum of 24 people at this camp site

The bays of Hook Island offer some of the most beautiful fringing reefs which provide for good diving and snorkeling. Maureens Cove has a coral rubble beach which is popular to snorkellers and divers.This is a frequently visited anchorage with public moorings.

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and tables Available. No fires Allowed.

CRAYFISH – Hook Island OK with 2 pax for travel

Capacity 12 people (6 small tents)

Crayfish Beach is located in Mackeral 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 casurinas, 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 casurinas 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.

Take water (supplied). Insect repellent recommended.

Toilets and Tables Available. No fires Allowed.

Information is from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Website 2010
Last Updated on Friday, 23 April 2010 04:55
 
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