Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area Sunshine Coast

Soak up a tranquil sunset over Inskip Peninsula. Photo credit: © Ben Blanche

Park specific conditions

    Also see: Before you visit.

    Campfires

    • Permitted at Inskip camping areas, except when QPWS-imposed fire prohibitions or QFES-imposed fire bans are in place.
    • Use a pre-existing site and extinguish campfires with water, not sand.
    • Bring clean, untreated firewood such as milled off-cuts.
    • Bring kindling and fire lighters as collecting and burning wood, including leaves and twigs, from the protected area is illegal and penalties apply.
    • Don't bring bush timber for firewood. It may contain pests and diseases, which could kill native plants.
    • Chainsaws cannot be used.
    • Preferably bring a gas or fuel stove for cooking.

    Also see: Campfire prohibitions and fuel stoves—a short video.

    Camping

    • Maximum length of stay is 30 days.
    • Camping structures belonging to all people registered under a tag must be in one place no more than 3 metres apart.
    • When setting up camp, use an established site and camp within the tree line—not on the foredunes.
    • Reserving or roping off areas is not permitted.
    • Camp sites must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure.
    • Please stay out of revegetation areas.
    • Most camping areas are for 4WD only.
    • 2WD vehicle access is very limited.
    • Very few sites cater for large tents or camper trailers.
    • Caravans are not recommended
    • See further information about camping during peak periods

    Keep noise to a minimum after 9 pm.

    • Use only low decibel generators up to 2.0Kva.
    • Turn generators off after 9pm.
    • Keep groups small, as large groups have more environmental impact and can adversely affect the experience of other visitors.

    Camping during peak periods

    Camping areas at Inskip are popular all year, but are often full at peak periods—school holidays, long weekends, Christmas, New Year and Easter.

    Remember, only campers with pre-purchased permits are allowed to set up camp.

    Be aware! Vehicle Access Permits (VAPs) are required and dogs are not permitted in vehicles while traversing beaches and beach access tracks in the nearby Cooloola Recreation Area (i.e. Double Island Point and Freshwater Road)

    Penalties and evictions apply for camping without a valid permit. Avoid the disappointment of being turned away:

    • Permits must reflect number of people and duration of stay.
    • Buy permits well in advance.

    Plan ahead especially in peak times!

    • Visitors cannot book specific camp sites.
    • All camp sites are available on a ‘first in, best placed’ basis.
    • Most camping areas are for 4WD only.
    • 2WD vehicle access is very limited.
    • Very few sites cater for large tents or camper trailers.
    • Caravans are not recommended.
    • Bring small tents, particularly during peak periods, as they are more easily accommodated.

    During peak periods, strict conditions of camping apply

    • Camping structures belonging to all people registered under a single camping tag must be in one place and no more than 3 metres apart.
    • Rangers will ask campers to reset their camping structures to allow for all visitors with valid permits to fit into the camping areas.
    • Camp sites must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure.

    Dogs and other domestic animals

    • Dogs are permitted at Inskip, but must remain on a leash and under control at all times.
    • Camping with any other domestic animals, including birds, is prohibited.

    Be aware!

    • Dogs are not permitted in vehicles while traversing beaches and beach access tracks in the nearby Cooloola Recreation Area (i.e. Double Island Point, Teewah Beach and Freshwater Road).
    • Campers travelling with dogs to or from Inskip must detour via the Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach sealed roads.

    Also see: Staying safe and Looking after the park.