Byfield National Park, Conservation Park and State Forest Capricorn

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Photo credit: Naomi Scott © Queensland Government

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Five Rocks camping area

Five Rocks camping area is surrounded by coastal woodland with access to a vehicle-free beach. Explore rugged headlands or fish, swim and surf.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Shower cubicle (BYO shower)
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
Pandanus camping area, Nine Mile Beach.

Pandanus camping area, Nine Mile Beach.

Photo credit: Jo Kurpershoek, Queensland Government

Features: surrounded by coastal woodland with access to a vehicle-free beach. Explore rugged headlands or fish, swim and surf.

Location: 28km east of Water Park Creek, just north of Stockyard Point township and accessed via Byfield National Park.

Access: the camping area can only be reached by 4WDs with high clearance. It is accessible for off-road camper trailers—track and weather conditions permitting. Read about road and track conditions.

Number of sites: 12 numbered and defined camp sites. Maximum six people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car. Camp sites 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 are suitable for off-road camper trailers.

Camp site surface: sand/dirt/timber pallets.

Facilities: cold showers, composting toilets, picnic tables and water (treat before drinking).

Open fires: allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Bring your own clean, milled timber. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: allowed. Generators may be operated only between 8am and 7pm providing they have a sound rating of 65 decibels (2.0Kva) or less.

Essentials to bring: insect repellent, sunscreen, first-aid kit, sturdy rubbish bags, drinking water and sufficient fuel for your vehicle. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable—mobile reception may be available from Stockyard Point headland or on the beach at low tide. Consider taking a satellite phone.

Visiting safely

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