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Crayfish Beach, Hook Island

Crayfish Beach is located in Mackerel Bay on the eastern side of Hook Island. It has outstanding physical beauty, surrounded by large mountains. The beach itself is set between two large mountains in a small cove, sheltered from prevailing south-easterly winds. A small clear estuary extends up a gully to the north-western side of the bay. The campground is set amongst beach vegetation including casuarinas, pandanus and foam bark trees. A small tidal backwater extends the length of the dune behind the campground. The outlook is towards the northern Hook Island mountains, and the Coral Sea. The water in the bay is an unusual but beautiful turquoise making this one of the most picturesque campgrounds in the national park.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Advance bookings/permits essential. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Capacity for 12 people (6 small tents)
The casuarinas on the foredune are particularly sensitive at this site. Please do not damage these trees by placing ropes, tarps, towels, items of clothing, or rubbish bags over them.

Dugong Beach, Whitsunday Island

Dugong Beach campground is popular with local residents as it is suited to large groups. The campground is located in a dry rainforest setting and is well shaded from sunlight. There is an enjoyable dry rainforest walk connecting Dugong Beach campground to Sawmill Beach campground, which displays the visual attributes and ecology of such as system. Please keep to the main walking track and do not create or follow informal walking trails. There is a 2.5 km one way track reaching an elevation of 437 mtrs with fantastic views on the Islands – QPWS recommend allowing at least 3 hours to complete the return journey.. Dugong Beach is sheltered from southeast winds and provides good access for smaller vessels at mid to high tide, due to mud flats being exposed at low tide. Cid Harbour provides excellent anchorage for larger vessels, which may then use their tenders to access the beach. A cruise ship anchorage is located within the bay and therefore, the beach areas in Cid Harbour may be intermittently visited by very large groups.

Advance bookings/permits essential. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Capacity for 36 People (15 small tents)


Naris Beach Whitsunday Island

This site has outstanding views of Cid Island. The camping site is set under the rainforest canopy, tucked against a steep hill. A reef line is close to shore with good access at mid-tide and plenty of anchorage.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Advance bookings/permits essential.


Joes Beach Whitsunday Island

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the heavy rains in early 2011, the beach has washed out and we can no longer access this site.

Joe's Beach provides a secluded campsite and beach area with outstanding views of Cid Island and the Molle Islands. The fringing reef provides good snorkelling, and is exposed during low tide.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Advance bookings/permits essential. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.


Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island

Views across the sandy beach extend to Pentecost Island, thje Lindeman Group and Cape Conway. The site is difficult to access in south-easterly winds but provides a good anchorage during northerly winds.  There is a 3.6 km one way bush track from Whitehaven to Chance Bay.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Advance bookings/permits essential. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.


Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

This dazzling white, pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach are one of the best know sites within the Whitsundays. This spectacular beach is backed by lowland vine forest and eucalyptus woodland which provides good shade.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Advance bookings/permits essential. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.


Steens Beach, Hook Island
This site is closed from 1 Oct to 31st March for wildlife protection.


This campsite is set in the rainforest behind a sandy beach and overlooking Hayman Island. A small reef flat provides good snorkelling.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Advance bookings/permits essential. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.

Maureens Cove Hook Island

The Bays of Hook Island offer some of the most beautiful fringing reefs .

Maureens Cove has a coral rubble beach which is popular is snorkellers and divers. This is a frequently visited anchorage with public moorings. Anchoring is not permitted in some areas of the bay.

As there is no fishing allowed, please ensure that you are familiar with Marine Park Regulations before visiting this site.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Advance bookings/permits essential. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.


Northern Spit Henning Island

Located on the northern side of the island, this pleasant sandy beach is backed by closed forest canopy. While it is accessible at all tides, it is not a suitable anchorage.

Obtain boat transfer tickets before booking camp site. Advance bookings/permits essential. Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not permitted. Take water and a fuel stove. Insect repellent recommended.


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