Conway National Park Whitsundays

Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Camping in Conway

There are three camping area options available in the national park.

Swamp Bay bush camp is accessible only by foot, boat or kayak, and is located on the coastline overlooking the Whitsunday Islands.

Repulse Creek and Bloodwood camping areas lie along the 27.1km Conway circuit and are accessible only on foot or by mountain bike.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. All bookings for camp sites must be made prior to visiting the park, and well in advance during the Queensland School Holidays and the peak season (April to October).

Park-specific conditions

Facilities are not provided at Swamp Bay bush camp, please follow parks and forests camp with care guidelines. Access by boat/kayak is available at high tide and in fine weather only.

Lifesavers do not patrol Swamp Bay. Never swim alone, remain SharkSmart on the beaches and coastline in and around Swamp Bay.

Dangerous marine stingers are prevalent in the water at Swamp Bay between October and May, but may be present year-round.

Be aware that estuarine crocodiles occur in the waters around this national park. Always be crocwise in croc country.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Camping along the Conway circuit

Accessible by foot or mountain bike only, the Conway circuit takes you on a 27.1km journey through Conway National Park, starting at Forestry Road and finishing at Airlie Beach. Two camps (Repulse Creek and Bloodwood) are provided along the way.

Read more about camping along the Conway circuit.

  • Swamp Bay bush camping area is a secluded, pebbly beachside camp, facilities are not provided.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted