Whitsunday Islands National Park Whitsundays

The iconic Hill Inlet is not to be missed on a visit to Whitsunday Islands National Park. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Camping in Whitsunday Islands

Photo of Whitsunday Islands National Park is a campers' paradise. Photo: J Heitman.

Whitsunday Islands National Park is a campers' paradise. Photo: J Heitman.

Secluded beaches, fringing coral reefs and distinctive hoop pines complete the spectacular island picture. Camp among dry rainforest, grasses or above dense coral rubble that makes up the shore.

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

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Park-specific conditions

  • Dangerous sharks. Do not swim in Cid Harbour. Serious injury or death may occur from shark attack.
  • Use gas or fuel stoves for cooking. Open fires and ash-producing stoves are not permitted on national park islands or intertidal lands adjacent to national park islands.
  • Bring your own fresh water. Allow at least five litres a day per person.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Escape the crowds and discover the Whitsundays' best camping area for snorkelling and bushwalking adventures.

    • 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
  • Set up camp in your own secluded piece of paradise and discover the walking tracks and snorkelling reefs of Chance Bay.

    • 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
  • Escape to a picturesque camping hideaway at the doorstep to the best snorkelling, diving and boating experiences in the Whitsundays.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Tucked away from passing boat traffic, this secluded site forms the gateway to the Whitsundays' rich and vibrant cultural history.

    • 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
  • With sheltered picnic areas, expansive grounds and walking tracks, this camping area is the perfect destination for large groups.

    • 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
  • Admire stunning views of Cid Island from this secluded beach camping area, with excellent snorkelling right on the doorstep.

    • 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
  • Nestled against a steep hill, this private camping area is set under a rainforest canopy with spectacular views to Cid Island.

    • 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
  • Set up camp in this picturesque coral cove and wake to uninterrupted views stretching out over the Coral Sea.

    • 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
  • Set up camp among the casuarinas, with scenic island views and a beautiful sandy beach just a few steps away.

    • 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
  • Enjoy secluded camping in coastal forest, with breathtaking views over Hayman Island.

    • 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
  • Stay a little longer to explore the pure-white silica white sands and turquoise waters of iconic Whitehaven Beach at your own pace.

    • 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