Pelican Island camping area
Pelican Island is a rarely visited, rugged island covered in grassland and low vine thickets.
Camping area facilities
- Anchoring allowed
- Tent camping
- Short walk to tent
- Snorkelling and diving
- Canoeing and kayaking
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.
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, 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.
Upcoming camping area availability
For more safety information see Visiting Keppel Bay Islands safely and camp with care.
- Visitors to Great Barrier Reef reminded to be SharkSmart 14 October 2020 to 22 August 2023