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Camping closures

All camping areas in Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas are closed from 26 March 2020 until further notice. Check Park Alerts for more information.

Camping information

Bush camping is permitted in the area south of the East West Track and north of the navigation lead light clearing only, as shown on the Wild Cattle Island National Park map (PDF, 223K).

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

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Wild Cattle Island bush camping

Camping area features: quiet vine forest near Wild Cattle beach and fishing opportunities.

Location: camping is only permitted in the area south of the East West Track and north of the navigation tower clearing.

Access: the camping area can be reached on foot and by boat only. Vehicles are not permitted on Wild Cattle Island National Park.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. A maximum of 15 people can camp on the island at any one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: sand/dirt.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited. Use a fuel stove.

Generator use: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: all food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first aid, reliable torch. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable—marine radios and satellite phones are recommended.

Last reviewed
28 June 2019
Last updated
28 November 2016