Shoalwater Bay Regional Park Capricorn

Shoalwater Bay Regional Park Photo credit: Queensland Government

Visiting Shoalwater Bay safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Shoalwater Bay Regional Park is 18kms south, south-east of Stanage Bay by boat.  Access to the park is only by boat.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Shoalwater Bay Regional Park is rugged and has no wheelchair-accessible facilities or tracks.

    Staying safe

    Camping is only permitted at the designated camp sites. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

    Park specific conditions

    Dangerous marine stingers may be present all year. Visit Beachsafe for the latest safety and first-aid advice.

    Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    It is recommended you bring:

    • sufficient food and water
    • navigational and marine zoning maps
    • fuel stove and fuel
    • insect repellent and sunscreen
    • sun smart clothing and sturdy footwear
    • first-aid kit—and know how to use it
    • strong rubbish bags—bins are not provided.

    Permits and fees

    Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

    Find out more about camping in Shoalwater Bay Regional Park.


    Domestic animals are not permitted in Shoalwater Bay Regional Park.

    Climate and weather

    This region has a tropical climate, with an average summer temperature of about 32°C. However summer daytime temperatures can exceed 40°C. Winters are mild and often dry, with an average temperature of about 20°C.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available at Stanage Bay. For more information see the tourism information links.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.