South Cumberland Islands National Park Mackay

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Refuge Bay, Scawfell Island

Refuge Bay, Scawfell Island features granite cliffs line the coast of Scawfell Island, the largest national park island in the South Cumberland group.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Campground facilities

  • Mooring points
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Camping area features: granite cliffs line the coast of Scawfell Island, the largest national park island in the South Cumberland group. Large areas of rainforest perch on steep mountain slopes. A wide sheltered bay faces north with all tidal access.

Location: Refuge Bay.

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: pit toilet.

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.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.