Things to do
Camping and accommodation
Vehicle-based camping is permitted at Wreck Rock and Middle Rock camping areas.
Wreck Rock can be accessed by high clearance four-wheel-drive from the north or by conventional vehicle from the south. Check park alerts before travelling as road conditions can change.
Middle Rock camping area is accessible only by high clearance four-wheel-drive.
Toilets and a cold outdoor shower are provided at Wreck Rock camping area. No facilities are provided at Middle Rock camping area.
Camping permits are required and fees apply.
- Find out more about camping in Deepwater National Park.
- Book your camp site online.
- If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.
Read Things to know before you go for information about essentials to bring when camping in Deepwater National Park.
Motel and caravan park accommodation is available at Baffle Creek, Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy and Miriam Vale.
For more information see the tourism information links.
Picnic and day-use areas
Picnic facilities including untreated water and toilets are available at Wreck Rock camping area.
Enjoy the ocean beach—take a beach walk or rest and enjoy the beach environment beneath shady she-oaks. The beach is a vehicle-free zone.
Bring your binoculars and a bird field guide to help you identify shore birds and birds of prey.
Be aware that swimming is not recommended in the coastal waters in this area—there are strong currents and rips, sharks and marine stingers. The beach is not patrolled and help can be hours away.
Coastal areas bordering the park are part of the Great Barrier Reef Coast and Great Barrier Reef marine parks—make sure you know the zones.
- For detailed zoning maps and information, visit Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
- In camping areas, treat all refuse from fish cleaning as rubbish, and remove it from the park.
- On the beach, all refuse from fish cleaning, including offal, scales and unused bait, should be buried at least 30cm deep, below the high tide line.
- Bag and size limits apply. For details of bag and size limits for popular fish species see Fisheries Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Take time to discover Deepwater's plants and animals and to absorb its peaceful atmosphere.
- Bring your binoculars and a bird field guide to help you identify Deepwater's diverse birdlife.
- From January to April, marine turtle hatchlings emerge, usually at night, from their nests.
- Goannas are frequent visitors to the camping areas. Please do not feed the goannas. It can make them sick and encourages them to scrounge around your camp site.
Read about the park's natural environment and discover its diverse wildlife.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.