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Camping on Woody Island, Great Sandy National Park

In the Great Sandy Strait between Fraser Island and Hervey Bay lies Woody Island. The island’s open forests and fringing mangroves are home to a variety of birds. Bush camp at Jeffries Beach, about 25 minutes by boat from the Urangan Boat Harbour.

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

Park-specific conditions

  • Camping is prohibited on Little Woody Island.
  • Bring fresh water.
  • Do not feed or leave food that attracts wildlife.
  • Take all rubbish out of the park
  • Dogs are prohibited.

Jeffries Beach

Camping area features: A quiet retreat for self-sufficient campers. Campsites are set among casuarina trees and face north to Platypus Bay.

Location: On the south-east side of Woody Island, approximately 8km east of Urangan, Hervey Bay. Camp in the proximity of the Great Sandy National Park, Woody Island section sign, about 3km south-east of the gas shed. The camping area is in line with the tip of Little Woody Island.

Access: Boat only.

Number of sites: Open area without defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping and boat-based camping.

Camp site surface: Sand or grass.

Facilities: None.

Open fires: Prohibited. Use a fuel stove for cooking.

Generators: Use is permitted from 8am to 7pm (65dB max noise level).

Essentials to bring: Drinking water, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen and lockable containers for food and rubbish.

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

Mobile phone coverage: Poor.

Last updated
28 June 2016