Denham Group National Park Tropical North Queensland

Boydong Island, Denham Group National Park Photo credit: Queensland Government

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted on any of the islands within Denham Group National Park. The nearest island national park camping area is on Flinders Group National Park and on the mainland at Jardine River National Park.

    Other accommodation

    Other accommodation including camping areas and cabins is available on the mainland at Bamaga which is located approximately 70 km north-east of Denham Group National Park.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Boating and fishing

    Island parks 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. The waters surrounding these islands include Preservation (Pink) Zone and Marine Park (Green) Zone. 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.

    To protect the important conservation values of this national park, there are restrictions on access to some of the islands. See Getting there and getting around for more information.

    Anchor on sand if possible—corals are fragile and easily damaged.

    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.