Repulse Islands National Park Whitsundays

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Facilities in the park vary, but if present are limited to toilets and/or picnic tables. Campers must be self-sufficient. Remember to take fresh water, a fuel stove for cooking and insect repellent. Open fires and ash-producing stoves are not permitted on national park islands or intertidal lands adjacent to national park islands. Use gas or fuel stoves for cooking. Generators are not permitted. Remove all rubbish to the mainland.

    Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Visitor numbers are limited to ensure a quality experience. You will need to book your site and purchase your permit in advance. Display your camping permit tag prominently on your tent—there are fines for camping without it.

    The park’s small camping area lies in a sheltered bay at West Beach (South Repulse Island) and has good anchorage.

    Boating and fishing

    This area has been described as a boating paradise with deep blue waters, tropical weather and secluded islands to explore.

    Visit the Whitsunday national park islands web page for vital information on boating and fishing.


    Birds are plentiful from October to March when thousands of waders migrate here to nest. Some boating restrictions apply during this period—see Take care of nesting seabirds for further information.

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