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Camping in Cape Hillsborough National Park

Stay overnight to see the diverse habitats of Cape Hillsborough National Park. Lowland rainforest, vine and open eucalypt forest shelter abundant wildlife.

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

Park-specific conditions

Dangerous marine stingers may be present all year. Visit for the latest safety advice.

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Smalleys Beach camping area

Camping area features: shaded under eucalypt trees, this north-facing camping area has large camp sites and easy access to the beach and walking tracks.

Location: access is via a gravel road approximately 4 km before the main park entrance on Cape Hillsborough Road.

Access: conventional vehicles, caravans, campervans and camper trailers.

Number of sites: 11 numbered sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: caravans, camper trailers and tent camping beside your vehicle.

Camp site surface: dirt and grass.

Facilities: picnic tables, flushing toilets and drinking water.

Open fires: permitted in off-ground fire containers only. Bring your own clean, milled timber. Gas and fuel stoves preferred and recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit and a reliable torch. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Last updated
15 May 2012