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North-east camping zone
North-east camping zone covers all eastern beach camp sites between Middle Road, heading north to Spitfire Creek, excluding sites in the campground. Sites vary in size and range from secluded sites to close, social camping areas. Many sites have sea views and shade. This camping zone offers exposed surf beaches.
- High clearance 4WD
- Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
- Generators allowed (conditions apply)
- Tent camping
- Camper trailer camping
- Tent camping beside car
- Short walk to tent
- Scenic drive
Location: on the eastern side of island from Middle Road, heading north to Spitfire Creek.
Access: the camping zone can be reached by 4WD and on foot by experienced bushwalkers only. Parking is available beside camp sites. It is accessible for camper trailers. If towing a trailer it is recommended to use Bulwer–Blue Lagoon Road instead of Middle Road as this track is one-way and narrow. The soft sand of Middle Road makes it easy for heavy vehicles to get bogged which can block the track for several hours.
Number of sites: a maximum of 89 sites are available, all marked with totems. Seasonal closures mean that not all sites will be full all year round.
Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, camper trailers and large groups.
Camp site surface: sand.
Facilities: none. This camping zone offers surf beaches. For hygiene purposes, campers who are planning an extended stay should bring a portable toilet. Please do not place contents into toilets on the island—it destroys the bacteria in the systems. All portable toilet waste must be removed from the island.
Open fires: allowed (in existing fire sites only), except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Fuel or gas stoves, rather than open fires, are recommended.
Generator use: permitted. Be considerate; use them between 8am and 7pm only.
Essentials to bring: drinking water and containers, water sterilisation tablets, rubbish bags, sunscreen, insect repellent, firewood (untreated mill off-cuts), axe, sealable containers for rubbish, first-aid kit, shovel, portable toilet and sand pegs. Read more about before you visit.
Bookings: book online. Bookings can be made no more than six months in advance.
Mobile phone coverage: poor and unreliable.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.