Frankland Group National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Qld Govt

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

High Island camping area

High Island camping area is private boat-based camping – only one group is permitted to camp at any one time.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Camping area facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Tent camping
  • Walking
  • Fishing

Features: Private boat-based camping – only one group is permitted to camp at any one time

Location: access is from the sandspit on the north-west side of High Island.

Access: by private boat from either the Mulgrave or Russell river boat ramps. Sandbars at the mouth of Mutchero Inlet at Russell Heads makes crossing the shallow river mouth tide-dependent—check tide times before you go.

Number of sites: one large site. Maximum of 11 people.

Camp site is suitable for: boat based camping.

Camp site surface: sand/dirt.

Facilities: picnic tables and seats. Poles are provided for erecting tarpaulins. Toilets are not provided. Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15 cm deep and 100 m from camp sites and tracks. Take nappies and sanitary products home with your rubbish.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves only.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: tarpaulin, shovel, drinking water, toilet paper rubbish bags, fuel stove, comprehensive first-aid kit, insect repellent and sun protection equipment. Read more about before you visit. Please remove all rubbish when you depart the island.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Bookings are essential and are required well in advance for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: very limited or not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting The Franklands safely and camp with care.

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