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Eastern Beach camping
These are unfenced camping areas. Families with children up to the age of 16 are encouraged to camp in other camping areas with wongari (dingo)-deterrent fences.
Beach camping includes 9 beach camping zones offering camping behind the foredunes and close to the beach. Each camping zone ranges from 600m to 3.2km long, with many open camp sites on offer.
Camping zone locations are spread along the eastern beach from Dilli Village north to Sandy Cape. Each zone contains 2-3 clearly signposted, designated camping areas set behind the foredunes.
Beach camping zone 1 (Dilli Village to Eurong)
Beach camping zone 2 (Eurong to Poyungan Rocks)
Beach camping zone 3 (Poyungan Rocks to Happy Valley)
Beach camping zone 4 (Happy Valley to Eli Creek)
Beach camping zone 5 (Eli Creek to The Pinnacles)
Beach camping zone 6 (The Pinnacles to Dundubara)
Beach camping zone 7 (Dundubara to Tukkee wurroo (Indian Head))
Beach camping zone 8 (Waddy Point to Ngkala Rocks)
Beach camping zone 9 (Browns Rocks to Sandy Cape)
Access: high clearance 4WD’s. Drive on the defined foredune access tracks—not on the dunes or over beach vegetation.
Number of sites: no labelled sites, camping is available to over 1,600 people across the 9 beach zones—additional capacity is provided during peak periods. Please remember to keep your camp compact and consider other campers. At the southern end of the Cornwells beach camping area, there is a large, fenced group site for schools and other organised groups of between 20 and 40 people.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD, walk-in camping, off-road camper trailers.
Camp site surface: sand
Facilities: none. Visitors are strongly encouraged to bring portable chemical toilets for use in beach camp zones.
The nearest portable toilet waste disposal facilities are located at southern entrance to Cornwells camping area, the Woralie Road eastern beach entrance, Dundubara camping area and the Orchid Beach beach entrance.
The nearest QPWS&P waste transfer stations to dispose of rubbish are located south of Cornwells camping area, south of the Maheno camping area, north of Dundubara (Red Canyon), and near the Orchid Beach township.
The nearest water taps are located outside the Eurong QPWS&P information centre (north of Eurong township) and at the Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. Bring your own water containers and treat water before drinking.
Open fires: prohibited
Generators: permitted from 9am to 9pm, sound rating must be less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).
Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, portable toilet, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts. Also see: before you visit.
Mobile phone coverage: intermittent.
- Wildfire Alert - Wathumba, Bowal and Awinya camping areas 18 October to 18 November 2020
- Wildfire Alert - Zone 8 Duling and Ocean Lake - Closed 15–29 October 2020
- Lake Wabby scenic drive impassable to Pile Valley road 10 June 2020 to 1 January 2021
- Lake Garawongera scenic drive impassable to Poyungan road 10 June 2020 to 1 January 2021
- Temporary closure of Beach camping zone 4 (Guluri, Eli) and 5 (Maheno, Wahba) due to increased wongari (dingo) activity 10 September to 30 November 2020
- Central Station Redevelopment - Planned upgrade Central Station Cottage and Museum 1 July to 31 October 2020
- Beware crocodiles
- Be dingo-safe
- Beware marine stingers (jellyfish)
K'gari (Fraser Island) conditions report Updated 15 Oct 2020
Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit.