Barnard Island Group National Park Tropical North Queensland

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.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Walking
  • Fishing
  • 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.

Generators: prohibited.

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.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Barnard Islands safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.