Gloucester Islands National Park Whitsundays

Photo credit: Photo: Adam Creed © Qld Govt

Camping in Gloucester Islands

Seclusion, beaches, rainforest and reefs are just some of the attractions of this scenic group of islands north of Airlie Beach. Camp sites close to the coast are popular with locals, while smaller more remote islands offer a secluded experience.

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

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Park-specific conditions

Open fires and ash-producing stoves are not permitted on national park islands or intertidal lands adjacent to national park islands. Use gas or fuel stoves for cooking.

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  • Armit Island camping area is suitable for small groups - this pretty campground among casuarina trees provides a wilderness camping experience.

    • 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
  • Bona Bay camping area on Gloucester Island features a pleasant outlook and long sandy beach, the campground is large and shaded with ample opportunity to find secluded camping.

    • 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
  • East Side Bay camping area on Gloucester Island is set in vegetation behind the beach adjacent to a seasonal freshwater lagoon, this bay provides a pretty and secluded camping experience.

    • 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
  • Saddleback Island features a small site on the island’s sandy spit – a wilderness camping experience but can be exposed during northerly winds.

    • 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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.