Curtis Island National Park and Conservation Park Gladstone

Photo credit: Photo: Sherri Tanner-McAllister © Qld Govt

Camping in Curtis Island

Rugged and isolated, Curtis Island’s windswept coastline, long beaches and sweeping sand dunes provide solitude for the adventurous camper.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Obtain your permit before leaving the mainland. Attach your camping tag to your tent in a visible position after setting up camp.

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Camp along some of Curtis Island's secluded beaches. Photo: D. Marshall, Queensland Government

Camp along some of Curtis Island's secluded beaches. Photo: D. Marshall, Queensland Government

Park-specific conditions

Curtis Island National Park is remote. Pack enough supplies for a few extra days. Always inform someone of your plans.

A vehicle ferry operates between Gladstone and the island. The national park can also be accessed by private boat.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Turtle Street camping area is located under coastal she-oaks with easy access to the beach.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Joey Lees camping area is located in a shady, secluded bush camping overlooking a scenic beach.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Yellow Patch camping area is a secluded bush camping near a bright yellow sand blow.

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