Snapper Island, Hope Islands National Park Tropical North Queensland

Snapper Island camping area

Snapper Island camping area features a peaceful bush camping, far from the bustle of the mainland and is a popular camping spot for sea kayakers. Located on the western side of the island at West Point, the nearest point to the mainland.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping

Camping area features: peaceful bush camping, far from the bustle of the mainland. A popular camping spot for sea kayakers.

Location: on the western side of the island at West Point, the nearest point to the mainland.

Access: the island is accessible by private boat and only possible in fair weather. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology. The main access point is at the north-west corner of the island, close to the day-use area. Boat access on the southern side of the island is restricted by shallow fringing reefs. Strandings are common so avoid boating in these areas.

Several commercial operators have access to the waters surrounding the island and some sea kayaking tour operators offer camping on the island as part of their tours. For more information see the tourism information links details.

Number of sites: four sites (separate but not numbered).

Camp sites are suitable for: small to medium sized tents. Each camp site holds up to six people with a maximum of 24 total campers allowed on the island at any one time.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: there is a day-use area on the south-west side of the island with picnic tables and a pit toilet.

Open fires: prohibited. Bring a fuel or gas stove.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, fuel or gas stove, comprehensive first-aid kit, insect repellent and sun protection equipment. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: bookings are essential and camping fees apply. Book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Snapper Island safely and camp with care.

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