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Camping in Conway National Park

Walk or boat in to the Swamp Bay bush camp overlooking the Whitsunday Islands.

Repulse Creek and Bloodwood camping areas lie along the three day, 27km 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.

Park-specific conditions

At the Swamp Bay camping area dangerous marine stingers are prevalent between October and May, but may be present year-round. Please see marine stingers for more information.

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.

Swamp Bay camping area

Features: a secluded, pebbly beachside camp.

Location: a 2.1km walk from the Mount Rooper car park.

Map: Conway national and conservation parks map (PDF, 147K)

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot or by boat at high tide. Please check weather conditions prior to departure and travel with care as the bay is exposed to the north and there are few protected anchorage sites.

Number of sites: 4 sites (separate but not numbered). Maximum of 4 people per site.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping or vessel with caution.

Camp site surface: natural gravel.

Facilities: pit toilet, picnic tables and shelter shed.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Camping along the Whitsunday Great Walk

The Conway circuit takes you on a 27km journey through Conway National Park, starting at Forestry Road and finishing at Airlie Beach. Camps are provided along the way.

Camping permits are required and fees apply—advance bookings are essential. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Read more about the Conway circuit.

Last updated
17 January 2020