Kent Island camping area (Commonwealth Island)
Kent Island is considered the best of the Barnard Island Group National Park camping areas—a great base for fishing and birdwatching.
- Canoe or kayak
Camping area facilities
- Picnic tables
- Anchoring allowed
- Tent camping
Camping area features: considered the best of the Barnard Island Group National Park camping areas—a great base for fishing and birdwatching.
Location: on the north side of Kent Island.
Access: private boat or sea kayak from Mourilyan Harbour or Kurrimine Beach. Several commercial operators also provide access to the Barnard Islands. See tourism information links.
Number of sites: three sites (separate but not numbered).
Camp sites are suitable for: small to medium sized tents. Each campsite holds five people. A maximum of 15 campers are allowed on the island at any one time. Maximum group size is 10 people.
Camp site surface: sand.
Facilities: seats. At each site poles are provided for erecting tarpaulins.
Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves only.
Essentials to bring: tarpaulin, drinking water, rubbish bags, fuel or gas stove, comprehensive first-aid kit and insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. No camping fees apply. Bookings are essential and are required well in advance for holiday periods.
Mobile phone coverage: not available.
Upcoming camping area availability
For more safety information see Visiting Barnard Islands safely and camp with care.
- Taylor Cay seasonal closure 5 January to 31 March 2023