Molle Islands National Park Whitsundays

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Paddle Bay, South Molle Island

Paddle Bay, South Molle Island camping area features a sandy site which backs onto rainforest and overlooks Daydream Island. Well shaded, it offers plenty of opportunity to escape other campers as well as connecting to the rest of the island walking tracks accessible at low tide.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Cultural and historic sites
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
Paddle Bay, South Molle Island.
Paddle Bay, South Molle Island.

Photo credit: Jae Milowski, Queensland Government

Camping area features: this sandy site backs onto rainforest and overlooks Daydream Island. Well shaded, it offers plenty of opportunity to escape other campers as well as connecting to the rest of the island walking tracks accessible at low tide.

Location: on a sandy spit, west of South Molle Island resort, approximately 6km east-north-east of Shute Harbour.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat at mid to high tides and from the island walking track.

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

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping; groups.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: toilet, picnic tables.

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. Advance bookings recommended for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.