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Camping on the Whitsunday Islands

If you have a desire to see and explore the Whitsunday islands at a different pace other than an overnight sailing trip, why not look at camping?

Camping on a Whitsunday island will provide a completely unique experience where you are your own tour guide on your own time frame. You will actually stay, cook and sleep on the island for the duration of your trip, and venture around at your own pace, with plenty to see and do including kayaking, snorkelling and swimming.

So how do you do it?

Simply head to the DERM Parks website which will provide an updated list of available parks on beaches where camping is permitted, and how many people will be there on a specific date.

It is important to note that only a few beaches allow camping with certain notices and restrictions which must be followed.

The sites available among the Whitsunday Islands National Parks area:

  • Cairn Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island
  • Naris Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Dugong Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Joes Beach, Whitsunday Island
  • Curlet Beach, Hook Island
  • Crayfish Beach Hook Island
  • Maureens Cove, Hook Island
  • Steens Beach, Hook Island
  • Northern Spit, Henning Island

How to get to a National Park?

The simplest way to get to the islands is on a water taxi called Scamper which will transfer all of your equipment as well and will also pick you up at the scheduled time. The island transfer company also has optional extras for you to purchase, including camper kits, kayaks and snorkelling gear, so you can get the most out of your trip!

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