Family Islands National Park Tropical North Queensland

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Camping in Family Islands

Camping on Coombe Island. Photo: Julie Lightfoot.

Camping on Coombe Island. Photo: Julie Lightfoot.

The Family Islands offer a range of camping experiences from island bush camping on Wheeler and Coombe islands to camping with a range of facilities and opportunities on Dunk Island.

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

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service does not manage the camping area on Dunk Island. Bookings for this camping area can be made through the resort at www.dunk-island.com.

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Park-specific conditions

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  • Coombe Island camping area is private boat-based camping—only one group is permitted to camp at any one time on the southern side of Coombe Island.

    • 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
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service does not manage the campground on Dunk Island. Bookings can be made through the resort.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Wheeler Island camping area is located near the beach in a remote island setting. This island is popular with day visitors, private boat-based campers, private and commercial sea kayakers.

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.