Orpheus Island National Park Townsville

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Pioneer Bay camping area

Pioneer Bay camping area is remote, island bush camping and can be reached by boat only.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Picnic tables
  • Mooring points
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Tent camping

Camping area features: remote, island bush camping.

Location: on the western side of the island, between Cattle Bay and the Orpheus Island Resort.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat only. There is a ‘no anchoring‘ area offshore from the camping area but public moorings are available and anchoring in sand adjacent to the beach is permitted.

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

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping.

Campsite surface: sand and grass.

Facilities: composting toilet and picnic table.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

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

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

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Orpheus Island safely and camp with care.