Gloucester Islands National Park Whitsundays

Photo credit: Photo: Adam Creed © Qld Govt

East Side Bay, Gloucester Island

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.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping

Campground features: Set in vegetation behind the beach adjacent to a seasonal freshwater lagoon, this bay provides a pretty and secluded camping experience.

Location: Set between two rocky headlands on the east side of Gloucester Island, approximately 25 km east-north-east of Bowen.

Access: The campground can be reached by boat (only). The east-facing beach is steep and the anchorage is unreliable.

Number of sites: Open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 6 people.

Campsites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Campsite surface: Sand and rubble.

Facilities: None.

Open fires: Prohibited.

Generators: Not permitted.

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel stove. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: Not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Gloucester Islands safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.