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

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Pelican Island camping area

Pelican Island is a rarely visited, rugged island covered in grassland and low vine thickets.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Campground facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Walking
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
Pelican Island is quiet and secluded. Photo: Queensland Government.

Pelican Island is quiet and secluded. Photo: Queensland Government.

Camping area features: Pelican Island is a rarely visited, rugged island covered in grassland and low vine thickets. Camping is on the western-facing shingle beach where fishing and beachcombing can be enjoyed.

Location: Pelican Island is 5km east of Emu Park.

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

Number of sites: 1 site only with a maximum of 6 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: pebble beach.

Facilities: none.

Open Fires: prohibited, but gas and fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

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

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

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.