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Camping in Deepwater National Park

Vehicle based camping is permitted at Wreck Rock and Middle Rock in Deepwater National Park camping areas.

Wreck Rock can be accessed by four-wheel drive from the north or by conventional vehicle from the south.

Middle Rock camping area is accessible only by high clearance four-wheel-drive.
Toilets and a cold outdoor shower are provided at Wreck Rock camping area. Middle Rock camping area is a back to nature experience—facilities are not provided.

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

Check park alerts for Deepwater National Park before leaving.

Also see: staying safe and looking after the park.

Wreck Rock camping area

Camping area features: shady camp sites behind the fore dunes, just a short walk to water and beach activities.

Location: at the south-east end of the park, behind the fore dunes.

Access: 

  • From the northern entrance to the park, access is suitable for high clearance 4WD only.
  • From the southern access roads you can access this camping area in conventional vehicle—contact local information centres first to check current road conditions are suitable. 
  • Access is suitable for high clearance camper trailers. The camping area is not accessible for caravans.

Camp sites: camp only in the area defined on the camping area sign map. The camping area has 14 camp sites.

Camp site surfaces: sand and woodchip.

Facilities: picnic tables, one cold outdoor shower, composting toilets (carefully follow instructions for appropriate toilet use), fire rings, rainwater and bore water. Treat all tap water before drinking or bring your own drinking water.

Open fires: fuel stoves are recommended. Campfires are permitted in fire rings provided, except when fire prohibitions* or fire bans* are in place, but please bring your own firewood. Collection of firewood and the use of chainsaws are prohibited.
* Check park alerts beforehand.

Generators: permitted between 8am and 9pm; must have a sound rating of less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: drinking water, clean-milled firewood, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Also see: things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online,  over-the-counter or by phone—advance bookings required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available. (Reception may be possible on the beach at Wreck Rock and along the access road.)

Middle Rock camping area

Camping area features: bush camping behind the fore dunes, just a short walk to water and beach activities.

Location: at the north-east side of the park.

Access: the camping area can be reached by high clearance 4WD only. Access is suitable for high clearance camper trailers. The camping area is not accessible for caravans and buses.

Number of sites: small open area without separately defined sites. Camp only in the area defined on the camping area sign map.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car and small groups.

Camp site surfaces: sand and woodchip.

Facilities: fire rings.

Open fires: fuel stoves are recommended. Campfires are permitted in fire rings provided, except when fire prohibitions* or fire bans* are in place, but please bring your own firewood. Collection of firewood and the use of chainsaws are prohibited.

* Check park alerts beforehand.

Generators: permitted between 8am and 9pm; must have a sound rating of less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: drinking water, clean-cut firewood, gas or fuel stove, rubbish bags, insect repellent. Also see: things to know before you go.

Bookings: book onlineover-the-counter or by phone—advance bookings required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

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Last updated
27 May 2014