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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.
- Wildfire Alert - Camping and road closures 18 October to 18 November 2020
- Wildfire Management-Active fire management in progress-Orchid Beach and Middle Rock Areas 23 October to 24 December 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
- Dingo (Wongari) Seasonal Information - Whelping Season 20 October to 4 December 2020
- Beware crocodiles
- Be dingo-safe
- Beware marine stingers (jellyfish)
K'gari (Fraser Island) conditions report Updated 23 Oct 2020
Critical information for your safety is included in the conditions report—always check it before you visit.