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Camping in Family Islands National Park

Camping on Coombe Island. Photo: Julie Lightfoot.

Camping on Coombe Island. Photo: Julie Lightfoot.

The Family Islands offer a range of camping experiences from island bush camping on Wheeler and Coombe islands to camping with a range of facilities and opportunities on Dunk Island.

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

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service does not manage the camping area on Dunk Island.  Bookings for this camping area can be made through the resort at www.dunk-island.com.

Park-specific conditions

When booking camp sites, please provide full contact details including address and telephone number. This information is important in case of emergencies or notification of park closures.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Wheeler Island camping area

Features: near the beach in a remote island setting. This island is popular with day visitors, private boat-based campers, private and commercial sea kayakers.

Location: on the southern side of Wheeler Island.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only).

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 10 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: boat-based camping.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: picnic table, composting toilet.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: sufficient food and drinking water, fuel stove, cooking utensils and equipment, rubbish bags, tide chart, basic first aid kit, insect repellent, mosquito nets and sunscreen. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.

Coombe Island camping area

Features: private boat-based camping—only one group is permitted to camp at any one time.

Location: on the southern side of Coombe Island.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only).

Number of sites: One site. Maximum of eight people.

Camp sites are suitable for: boat-based camping.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: picnic table.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: sufficient food and drinking water, fuel stove, cooking utensils and equipment, rubbish bags, tide chart, basic first aid kit, insect repellent, mosquito nets and sunscreen. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.

Dunk Island camping area

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service does not manage the campground on Dunk Island.  Bookings can be made through the resort at www.dunk-island.com.

Features: near the beach with access to facilities and walking tracks.

Location: adjacent to the jetty on Dunk Island Spit.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat.

Number of sites: Nine sites including one group site.

Camp sites are suitable for: boat–based camping.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: drinking water, flushing toilets, hot showers, gas barbecues, picnic tables and rubbish bins.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: insect repellent and sunscreen. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online at www.dunk-island.com

Mobile phone coverage: Generally available.

Last updated
15 September 2016