K'gari (Fraser Island), Great Sandy National Park Fraser Coast

Fraser Island (K'gari) is the traditional land of the Butchulla Aboriginal people and a world heritage area. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Critical information for your safety

Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Camping in K'gari

Permits required:

Vehicle access permits must be purchased for every vehicle before entering K'gari.

Camping permits for QPWS&P camping areas are required and must be purchased before setting up campfees apply.

  • When making your booking, you will need to know the name for the camping zone or area you are booking. You must stipulate the place and dates you intend to camp. You cannot camp elsewhere during that period unless you amend your booking beforehand.
  • A camping permit booking number must be clearly displayed at your camp site.
  • Camping bookings can be made up to 6 months in advance, which is strongly advised during peak periods—school holidays and public holidays.
  • Collect your permit tag and visitor information from one of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Partnerships offices or permit issuing agents.
  • Permits cannot be purchased from rangers on the island.
  • As mobile phone reception on K'gari can be unreliable QPWS&P suggests purchasing your camping permit prior to arriving on the island from www.qld.gov.au/camping or visiting a permit issuing centre.
  • Escape the crowds and settle into this quiet retreat, with endless views across the ocean and along the striking coastline.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Opportunity abounds at this sandy, beach-side camping area, a short drive from the Hook Point barge landing.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Find a site that ticks all your camping boxes at this coastal camping zone close to beaches, drives, walks, lakes and picnic areas.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Swim at Lake Garawongera, see the striking colours of Rainbow Gorge, or relax by the beach at this coastal camping zone.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Extending along the coast between Happy Valley and Eli Creek, this camping zone is a fantastic, centrally-based location.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Unwind and connect with nature at this centrally-located camping zone stretching between Eli Creek and The Pinnacles.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Explore the surrounding beaches, sandblows, lakes, drives and walks from this sheltered camping area nestled in coastal woodland.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Base yourself at this beautiful beach-side camping area and spend a few days exploring the surrounding beaches, sandblows, walks and drives.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • The whole family will relish staying at this camping zone, stretched between Waddy Point and Ngkala Rocks on the Eastern beach.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • While away the days at this camping zone in the dunes on the northern-most tip of stunning K'gari (Fraser Island).

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • This secluded beachfront camping area is nestled in a grove of Moreton Bay ash and has stunning ocean views and superb sunsets.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Enjoy the gentle breezes and solitude of this picturesque creek-side camping area with sprawling coastal and ocean views.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Towering forests create a cool retreat at this well-equipped island camping area that is alive with wildlife.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Central Station camping area is located inland from Eurong. The camping area features a large, formal, fenced camping area, set in rainforest with access to a variety of walks and…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • This small, peaceful camping area has stunning ocean views that are best enjoyed on a leisurely sunset beach stroll.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • With superb views and brilliant fishing and boating, you are sure to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this secluded camping area.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Coastal camp sites sheltered behind the dunes close to beaches, scenic drives, walks, lakes and amenities.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Access to scenic walks and brilliant beach fishing make this sheltered and well-equipped camping area a great place to stay.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Dundubara camping area features a large, formal fenced camping area with a variety of sites to choose from and access to walks and other attractions.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Coastal camp sites sheltered behind the dunes close to beaches, scenic drives, walks, lakes and amenities.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Named after a famous Butchulla tracker, this peaceful boat-only area offers shade and shelter on the island's south-western shore.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • After a day exploring the Southern Lakes scenic drive, camp beside what is reputedly the largest perched lake in the world.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • This quiet retreat has great ocean views and protected bay waters for terrific fishing, boating and kayaking.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Coastal camp sites sheltered behind the dunes close to beaches, scenic drives, walks, lakes and amenities.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • This protected beach camping area is one of the island’s most secluded, and a paradise for water activities.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Escape the crowds, embrace the solitude, drink in the ocean views and relish the island's fantastic beach fishing.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Ungowa camping area is located in the south-western coastline of Fraser Island.

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Tucked away from the wind and sun, this inland retreat is a fabulous place to spend a few days relaxing and recharging.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Waddy Point (top) camping area features a formal, fenced camping area set in coastal woodland near a rocky headland. The camping area is located on the north-east coast of Fraser…

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Sit around a fire at a camping area that boasts stunning ocean views, fantastic fishing and the nearby Binngih Sandblow.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Waddy Point beachfront camping area faces north, under allocasuarina trees, on the beachfront of Waddy Point. The camping area is located on the north-east coast of Fraser Island, approximately 100km…

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Set up camp nestled behind the foredunes at the mouth of creek and on the western beach of the island.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Wathumba camping area features a ‘park and walk-in’ camping area, set behind the foredunes, near mangroves. The camping area is located on the western side of Fraser Island near the…

    • No tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Coastal camp sites sheltered behind the dunes close to beaches, scenic drives, walks, lakes and amenities.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • Enjoy beach sunsets and shoreline fishing at this easy-to-get-to camping area on Platypus Bay.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted