Claremont Isles National Park Tropical North Queensland

Australian pelicans, Claremont Isles National Park. Photo: Queensland Government.

Things to do

    Dangerous stinging box jellyfish. Photo: Jamie Seymour.

    Dangerous stinging box jellyfish. Photo: Jamie Seymour.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted on Claremont Isles National Park. The nearest boat-based camping is on Flinders Island in Flinders Group National Park. Camping is also available on the mainland in nearby Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL), Cape Melville National Park, Port Stewart and Coen.

    Boating and fishing

    When boating around Claremont Isles National Park, please follow these guidelines.

    • To protect nesting birds, going ashore on Fife, Pelican and Burkitt islands should be avoided. Nesting birds are easily alarmed and will leave their nests if disturbed. Eggs and chicks are then vulnerable to heat, cold and predators and can die quickly.
    • Anchor on sand if possible—corals are fragile and easily damaged.

    Claremont Isles National Park and the surrounding marine waters are internationally significant and are protected in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Zones in the two marine parks—the Great Barrier Reef Coast and Great Barrier Reef—provide a balanced approach to protecting the marine and intertidal environments while allowing recreational and commercial use. Check zoning information and maps before entering or conducting any activities in the marine parks.

    Fisheries regulations apply—information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures is available from Fisheries Queensland.

    Dangerous stinging jellyfish (‘stingers’) may be present in the coastal waters at any time, but occur more frequently in the warmer months. A full-body lycra suit, or equivalent, may provide a good measure of protection against stinging jellyfish and sunburn. Visit marine stingers for the latest safety and first-aid information.

    Be aware that crocodiles can turn up anywhere in croc country, including tidal reaches of rivers, along beaches, on offshore islands and cays in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait, and in freshwater lagoons, rivers, and swamps. Crocodiles are dangerous and attacks can be fatal. Remember to be crocwise in croc country.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.