Tuan State Forest Fraser Coast | Sunshine Coast

Photo credit: ©Ben Blanche

View from Hedleys camping area at low tide. Photo credit: Brian Tighe, Queensland Government

Hedleys camping area

Hedleys camping area features a sheltered camping area on the edge of Great Sandy Strait.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Trail bike
  • Horse
  • Bicycle
  • Walk-in
  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Anchoring allowed
  • Tent camping
  • Caravan camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Motor home camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseriding
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Dogs permitted (on leash)
Enjoy your own sandy shore at Hedleys camping area. Photo: Sophia Levy, Queensland Government.

Enjoy your own sandy shore at Hedleys camping area. Photo: Sophia Levy, Queensland Government.

Camping area features: a sheltered camping area beside the Great Sandy Strait.

Location: on the edge of Kauri Creek, near the Great Sandy Strait.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat or high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle in dry conditions. It is accessible for high clearance trailers, buses, motor homes and small caravans.

  • Boat access: the camping area is accessible from the Great Sandy Strait. The nearest boat ramps are located at Log Dump camping area, Tinnanbar and Tin Can Bay. Consult boating safety charts to access camping areas by boat.
  • Vehicle access: from the Cooloola Coast Road and Tinnanbar Road junction, travel 11.7km of unsealed road to the signed camping area turn-off. The camping area is a further 2.2km along the road, or 3km along the private access road. Fees may apply for the access road through private property,

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum group size 30 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, small caravans, camper trailers, motor homes and large groups.

Camp site surface: grass and sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed in fire rings only (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generator use: allowed but you must be present at camp site while the generator is running. Please be considerate of other campers when using your generator.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, first-aid kit, insect repellent, fuel stove or clean milled firewood, portable toilet. Read more about before you visit.

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

Mobile phone coverage: poor. Available at main road turn-off.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Tuan safely and camp with care.

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