Western beach camping
These 7 discrete, remote beach camping areas fall within the north-western beaches of K'gari. Each camping area is suitable for low-key beach camping experience—compact and mostly undefined sites with limited camping capacity. These are unfenced beach camping areas.
Families with children are encouraged to camp in other camping areas with wongari (dingo)-deterrent fences.
These 7 remote beach camping areas are spread between Moon Point in the south to Wathumba spit in the north, on the north western side of the island.
The beach camping areas are:
- Moon Point camping area (boat access only)
- Coongul Creek camping area
- Woralie Creek camping area
- Bowarrady Creek camping area
- Awinya Creek camping area
- Bowal Creek camping area
- Teebing (Wathumba spit) camping area (boat access only)
Access: boat access only at Moon Point and Teebing (Wathumba spit) beach camping areas. Access all other western beach camping areas using high clearance 4WD’s. Drive on the defined foredune access tracks—not on the dunes.
Please note: Very deep and soft sands, deep creek crossing, rocks and debris make beach driving conditions very risky of submerging and damaging your 4WD. Help may be hours away and incoming tides do not wait. Ensure your vehicle is powerful enough for the trailer you are towing, and travel with other 4WD’s that may assist if you get bogged. For your safety, do not enter the ‘no vehicle zones’ between Hook Point and Moon Point, and between Towoi Creek and Sandy Cape lighthouse. These beaches are extremely hazardous for driving.
Number of sites: no defined sites.
Maximum capacity: Awinya Creek - 20 people; Bowal Creek - 20 people; Bowarrady Creek-15 people; Coongul Creek - 60 people; Moon Point - 20 people; Teebing (Wathumba spit) - 50 people; Woralie Creek - 30 people. Additional capacity is provided at some camping areas during peak periods. Keep your camp compact for other campers.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD, off-road camper trailers.
Camp site surface: sand
The nearest portable toilet waste disposal facility is at the eastern beach entrance to Woralie Road.
The nearest QPWS&P waste transfer stations to dispose of rubbish are located south of the Maheno beach camping zone and south of Red Canyon.
The nearest water taps are at the Dundubara camping area. 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: Things to know before you go.
Mobile phone coverage: intermittent.
- Park Alert-Tukkee Wurro (Indian Head) walking track temporary closure 14 June 2021 to 30 June 2023
- Northern Forests walking track closed 14 October 2021 to 30 January 2023
- K'gari (Fraser Island) Great Walk - advanced booking restriction 28 November 2022 to 28 February 2023
- Beach driving - low tide only 9 January to 28 May 2023
- Cornwells Road, No Heavy Traffic 31 August 2022 to 6 December 2023
- Orchid Beach Wongari (dingo) fence construction 1 December 2022 to 31 January 2023
- Dingo (Wongari) Seasonal Information - Summer Season 1 December 2022 to 28 February 2023
- Marine Stingers 15 November 2022 to 31 May 2023
- Marine turtles breeding season 1 November 2022 to 30 April 2023
- Information Centre opening hours 20 September 2022 to 20 March 2023
- Beware crocodiles
- Be dingo-safe
- Beware marine stingers (jellyfish)
K'gari (Fraser Island) conditions report Updated 17 Jan 2023
Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit.