Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Janie White © Qld Govt

Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Wongai camping area

The Wongai camping area has an abundance of shady wongai trees and is bounded by tidal creeks.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Boating
  • Fishing
The beach along Wongai camping area

The beach along Wongai camping area.

Photo credit: Janie White, Queensland Government

Features: around 2km long, this camping area has an abundance of shady wongai trees and is bounded by tidal creeks.

Location: by the beach at Bathurst Bay between Nookai day-use area and Oystercatcher camping area. The camping area begins 43km from Wakooka outstation (39km from the park boundary).

Map: Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) camping areas map (PDF, 739.3KB)

Access: by high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle only—it is not accessible for trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. Access involves four-wheel driving in sand, a freshwater creek crossing and a tidal creek crossing.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generator use: generators that operate at a noise level less than 65dB(A) when measured at 7m from the generator are permitted.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel, spare parts for your vehicle and recovery equipment. Read more about before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available. Satellite phones are essential and personal locator beacons (PLBs) are highly recommended.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.