Hinchinbrook Island National Park Tropical North Queensland

The rugged beauty of Hinchinbrook Island National Park must be seen to be believed! Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Camping in Hinchinbrook Island

Rugged and remote bush camping opportunities are available within this scenic island national park.

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

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Park-specific conditions

A separate camping booking system is provided for sea kayakers and the Thorsborne Trail. Camping permits for educational, military and commercial groups must be obtained through Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). To request a permit email qpws@des.qld.gov.au.

Please remain behind the temporary crocodile barriers at The Haven and South Macushla camping areas at all times.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • This sheltered beach-side camping area is all about stunning ocean views, magical sunrises and plenty of privacy.

    • 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
  • If you’re looking for a truly secluded tropical island retreat, then this camping spot is just the place for you.

    • 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
  • Stunning Banshee Bay combines the three Bs—bush camping, boating and beach. Together, they make the perfect escape.

    • 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
  • Set up camp in the shade and spend hours exploring the long beach that hugs the island’s southern coastline.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • With great fishing and a lovely stretch of beach, this camping area is an ideal spot to stay for a night or two.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • This shady beach-side area boast stunning ocean views and is a great base to explore the island and surrounding waters.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Spend a few days exploring and fishing around this prime camping spot at the mouth of North Zoe Creek.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Sea kayaking camping areas provide beach access at various locations on the eastern side of Hinchinbrook Island along the coast between George Point and Ramsay Bay.

    • 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
  • For boat camping at its best, set up in this shady beach-side camping area and explore the island and surrounding waters.

    • 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
  • Whether you arrive by boat or on foot from the Thorsborne Trail, this spectacular beach-side camping area will take your breath way.

    • 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
  • This intimate and idyllic camping area is a great spot to base yourself while you explore the east coast of the island.

    • 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
  • Overlooking the Hinchinbrook Channel, this is the only camping area on the western side of Hinchinbrook Island.

    • 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