Keppel Bay Islands National Park and Keppel Bay Islands National Park (Scientific) Capricorn | Gladstone

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Humpy Island camping area

Humpy Island camping area is sheltered by Casuarina groves, the camping area is one of the most popular in the Keppels. The island boasts scenic views over Keppel Bay and gives easy access to fringing reefs for diving and snorkelling.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Cold showers
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
Camp under shady casuarinas at Humpy Island.
Camp under shady casuarinas at Humpy Island.

Photo credit: Queensland Government

Camping area features: sheltered by Casuarina groves, the camping area is one of the most popular in the Keppels. The island boasts scenic views over Keppel Bay and gives easy access to fringing reefs for diving and snorkelling.

Location: Humpy Island is 13km east of Rosslyn Bay Harbour.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat only.

Number of sites: shaded area without separately defined sites. A total of 60 people can camp here at any one time. Group sizes are limited to 8 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: composting toilets, picnic tables, taps and bush showers. Visitors must bring their own drinking water.

Fires: Prohibited (open and closed). Gas or liquid fuelled stoves for cooking purposes are permitted.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first aid kit, reliable torch. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options. Advance bookings are essential for school holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: mobile coverage generally reliable. VHF marine radios and satellite phones are recommended.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Keppel Bay Islands safely and camp with care.