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Camping in Turtle Group National Park

Camping is permitted on Nymph Island and Turtle Group islands a, b, and f only. There are no defined camping areas or facilities on any of the islands.

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

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Park-specific conditions

Camping is permitted on Nymph Island and Turtle Group islands a, b, and f only. A maximum of 10 people per island is permitted and campers may stay for up to 14 days.

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Nymph Island—bush camping

Camping area features: sand and coral rubble island with extensive mangroves and no defined camping area. Many 3700 year old micro atolls are contained within a tidal, internal lagoon, drained by a narrow creek.

Location: bush camping anywhere on the island.

Access: the island can be reached by boat only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camping area is suitable for: tent camping—walk-in from the beach.

Camping area surface: sand or coral rubble.

Facilities: none.

Open fires:  not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, a fuel or gas stove, suitable shoes for walking on rough surfaces. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Turtle Group a—bush camping

Camping area features: a sand and shingle cay with grasslands and small shrubs with no defined camping area.

Location: bush camping anywhere on the island.

Access: the island can be reached by boat only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camping area is suitable for: tent camping—walk-in from the beach.

Camping area surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires:  not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, a fuel or gas stove, suitable shoes for walking on rough surfaces. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Turtle Group b—bush camping

Camping area features: a sand and shingle cay with grasslands and small shrubs with no defined camping area.

Location: bush camping anywhere on the island.

Access: the island can be reached by boat only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camping area is suitable for: tent camping—walk-in from the beach.

Camping area surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires:  not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, a fuel or gas stove, suitable shoes for walking on rough surfaces. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Turtle Group f—bush camping

Camping area features: a sand and shingle cay with grasslands and small shrubs with no defined camping area.

Location: bush camping anywhere on the island.

Access: the island can be reached by boat only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camping area is suitable for: tent camping—walk-in from the beach.

Camping area surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires:  not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, a fuel or gas stove, suitable shoes for walking on rough surfaces. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

Last reviewed
28 June 2019
Last updated
28 November 2016