South Cumberland Islands National Park Mackay

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Cockermouth Island

Cockermouth Island is a hilly island is mainly open grassland. Large tidal lagoons occur on the island’s western side where low tides expose an ancient Pleistocene reef.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Campground facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Camping area features: this hilly island is mainly open grassland. Large tidal lagoons occur on the island’s western side where low tides expose an ancient Pleistocene reef.

Location: south-western bay of Cockermouth Island.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only).

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

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: sand and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not permitted.

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

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting South Cumberland Islands safely and camp with care.

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