Camping on Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach is one of the most iconic beaches in Australia, if not the world. Famous for its white silica sands and untouched beaches, Whitehaven is one of the most visited and photographed places in all of Australia. It’s great for swimming, sunbathing, exploring and even camping!
With 7 camp sites that can accommodate up to 36 people at a time, it is only accessible by boat and provides a rustic atmosphere from which to enjoy the beautiful Whitsundays. There are only basic amenities available to campers such as hybrid toilets and picnic tables but the appeal of this sort of camping is that you bring everything with you and then take it with you when you leave. It’s a raw way to enjoy the national park, allowing you to wake up on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world before anyone else arrives, to see it in its natural, untouched state.
Because it is a national park, there are rules that come along with being allowed to camp on Whitehaven, among them are: there are no open fires permitted, no generators allowed and you must take all your garbage with you when you leave. The national park is a protected area that is meant to be treated as such, and it’s extremely important that campers abide by the rules and leave the area as they found it, leaving nothing behind. You must also have a valid permit to camp, but fortunately they are reasonably priced and easy accessible. You can apply for them through www.derm.qld.gov.au.
Camping on any of the beaches in the Whitsundays is the experience of a lifetime - Whitehaven especially. If you love the outdoors and want to experience Whitehaven in a unique way, camping could be the thing you’ve been looking for!