Bowling Green Bay National Park Townsville

Alligator Creek valley, Bowling Green Bay National Park. Photo credit: Phill Copp © Queensland Government

Bowling Green Bay National Park—a stunning a mosaic of coastal wetlands and rainforest on mountain tops. Photo credit: Phil Copp © Queensland Government

Cocoa Creek camping area, Cape Cleveland

Nestled along Cocoa Creek, set up a camper trailer or tent beside your four-wheel-drive in close proximity to Cocoa Creek.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Boating
  • Fishing

Set up your bush camp in close proximity to Cocoa Creek. Try your luck with a spot of fishing or take a stroll through the coastal woodland on the parks unsealed roads. Cocoa Creek is also a great place for bird watching too!

Estuarine crocodiles inhabit the waterways in this section of the national park. Always be croc-wise in croc country.

Access: suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles only, during wet periods (December to April) the unsealed roads can become boggy. The unsealed roads are prone to erosion, always check before driving over them, particularly when close to the creek.
Number of sites: 6 unnumbered sites. Maximum of 8 people at each site. First in best situated.
Camp sites are suitable for: camper trailer and tent camping beside your four-wheel-drive vehicle.
Facilities: none.
Camp fires: permitted. Must be in above ground fire containers only (except when fire bans apply). Bring your own fire container and clean firewood. Extinguish your camp fire with water and remove your fire container when you leave. It is recommended to use a fuel or gas stove.
Generators: permitted. Must be operated at less than 65dB(A) when measured 7m from the generator.
Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, a fuel or gas stove and insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.
Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.
Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Getting there and getting around

Turn off the Bruce Highway on to Cape Cleveland Road.

  • Travel 12km along Cape Cleveland Road to the Cocoa Creek Road turn off, on the left.
  • Travel along the unsealed Cocoa Creek Road approximately 2.5km.
  • From this point on designated camp sites are signed along the left side of Cocoa Creek Road.

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair facilities area not provided.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Cocoa Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day.

Seasonal closures

Access to Cocoa Creek camping area may be closed at times due to localised flooding, extreme weather conditions or park management activities.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bowling Green Bay safely and camp with care.