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Wongai camping area
The Wongai camping area has an abundance of shady wongai trees and is bounded by tidal creeks.
- High clearance 4WD
Camping area facilities
- Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
- Generators allowed (conditions apply)
- Tent camping
- Tent camping beside car
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).
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.
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.
Mobile phone coverage: not available. Satellite phones are essential and personal locator beacons (PLBs) are highly recommended.
- Wet season closure: Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) 1 December 2020 to 31 July 2021
- Access road conditions: Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) 1 August to 30 November 2021
- Hazard reduction burning: Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) 22 June to 31 August 2021