Smith Islands National Park Mackay

Camping in Smith Islands

This group of 16 islands north of Mackay offer self-sufficient camping to the adventurous. Enjoy scenic ocean views, stunning sunsets and quiet isolation.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. Obtain your permit before setting up camp and attach it to your tent in a visible position.

Our precious Great Barrier Reef World Heritage islands are among the most pest-free islands in the world. They need your help to stay this way. Please be pest-free (PDF, 573.6KB) before your visit.

Park-specific conditions

Warning: Strong winds, rough seas and cyclones can isolate campers. Carry emergency food and water for several days, broadcast radio, spare batteries and medical supplies.

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

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Roylen Bay (Goldsmith Island) camping area features medium sized camping area surrounded by natural bushland with beach access.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.