Holbourne Island National Park Whitsundays

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted at Holbourne Island National Park. However, there are many camp sites on other national park islands within the greater Whitsunday area.

    There is a range of accommodation available in and around Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach. See tourism information links for more information.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Holbourne Island is isolated and no visitor facilities are provided. Day visitors are welcome to visit the island and must be self-sufficient. For a complete list check the Whitsunday visitor facilities and activities summary (PDF, 360.8KB) . 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.

    Boating and fishing

    The Whitsundays area has been described as a boating paradise with deep blue waters, tropical weather and secluded islands to explore.

    Visit the Whitsunday national park islands web page for vital information on boating and fishing.


    Birds are plentiful from October to March when thousands of waders migrate here to nest. Some boating restrictions apply during this period. See Take care of nesting birds for further information.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.