Cape Upstart National Park Whitsundays

Visiting Cape Upstart safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Cape Upstart is on the coast between Ayr and Bowen. There is no vehicle access within the park. Access to Coconut Beach is by boat only. Launch your boat at ramps south of Gumlu, at Molongle Creek or the Elliot River near Guthalungra.

    Before you visit

    You must be self-sufficient, including bringing your own drinking water, a fuel stove, first aid kit, insect repellent and reliable communication other than a mobile phone.

    You must be prepared for emergencies. Mobile phone reception is unreliable. Call 000 (try 112 if this fails).

    Be aware of the dangers posed by marine stingers and estuarine crocodiles.

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.