Byfield National Park, Conservation Park and State Forest Capricorn

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Nine Mile Beach—Pandanus

Pandanus camping area is nestled in the foredunes with easy access to the beach for swimming, fishing or walking.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Trail bike
  • Boat

Camping area facilities

  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Features: nestled in the foredunes with easy access to the beach for swimming, fishing or walking.

Location: 32km east of Water Park Creek and approximately 6km south of Nine Mile Access Track.

Access: Nine Mile Beach can be accessed by 4WDs with high clearance or boat. Nine Mile Beach is accessible for off-road camper trailers, track and weather conditions permitting. Read about road and track conditions. Access tracks from the beach to camping areas are marked by name and a camping and vehicle access symbol.

Number of sites: four defined open camping areas without separately defined sites. Myrtella (maximum 24 people), Melaleuca (maximum 18 people), Pandanus (maximum 12 people), Casuarina (maximum 18 people).

Camping areas are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD; off-road camper trailers. Note there is no guarantee that a suitable location will be available for off-road camper trailers as these areas are first-in, first-choice.

Camp site surface: grass/sand.

Facilities: none. The nearest facilities are at Five Rocks camping area in Byfield Conservation Park.

Open fires: enclosed fires are allowed (except when fire bans apply) but with strict conditions—read take care with fire. Gas or 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. Portable chemical toilets are recommended.

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.