Lindeman Islands National Park Mackay

Neck Bay, Shaw Island

Neck Bay, Shaw Island camping area rests on an old vegetated sand spit between what was once two islands, Neck Bay offers a remote camping experience. The site is a popular stopover with kayakers travelling between Mackay and Airlie Beach.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent

Camping area features: resting on an old vegetated sand spit between what was once two islands, Neck Bay offers a remote camping experience. The site is a popular stopover with kayakers travelling between Mackay and Airlie Beach.

Location: north-west side of Shaw Island, approximately 40km south-east of Shute Harbour.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only) at all tides. Each year from 1 October to 31 March access restrictions apply east of Burning Point to protect nesting sea birds.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Lindeman Islands safely and camp with care.

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