Skip links and keyboard navigation

Camping information

Camping on Fraser Island

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, a part of the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing (NPRSR) manages a number of camping areas in Fraser Island Recreation Area—a World Heritage area within the Great Sandy National Park.

  • The Fraser Island section of Great Sandy National Park is an e-permit camping area.
  • Vehicle access permits must be purchased before entering Fraser Island. The island’s sand tracks are rough and only suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles with low range capacity.
  • Camping permits for QPWS camping areas are required and must be purchased before setting up camp—fees apply.
  • A camping permit tag with your booking number must be clearly displayed at your camp site.
  • Camping bookings can be made up to 6 months in advance, which is strongly advised during peak periods—school holidays, public holidays, Easter.
  • Permits cannot be purchased from rangers on the island.
  • Collect your permit tag and visitor guides from one of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service offices or permit issuing agents.
  • Remember to take a current Fraser Island Conditions Report (PDF, 925K)* (updated fortnightly).

Park-specific conditions

  • Be dingo-safe! Read and heed all dingo messages in brochures and on signs.
  • Open campfires are prohibited (PDF, 73K)* on Fraser Island except in the communal, QPWS-provided fire rings at Dundubara, Waddy Point (top) and Waddy Point (beachfront) camping areas.
  • No firewood is provided.
  • If you intend to use one of the fire rings, you must bring clean firewood—not bush wood—such as milled timber off-cuts, and firelighters for ignition, as collecting wood or kindling from the national park is an offence.

A fully enclosed cooking or heating appliance, preferably using gas or fuel, can be used at all camping areas unless a total fire ban is in place.

  • The appliance must use only manufactured fuel.
  • It must be used for cooking and/or heating only.
  • It must 20cm off the ground.
  • Manufactured fuel does not include timber or wood.
  • Appliances that are not fully self-contained, such as braziers, are not permitted.
  • All appliances, materials and fuels (e.g. heat beads) must be removed from the national park on departure.
  • No fires permitted when fire prohibition or fire bans are in place.

Portable toilets

Bringing a portable toilet is recommended if you intend to camp where there are no toilet facilities.

However, campers must bring a portable toilet when camping in:

Generators

Generators are not permitted in the following:

Check beforehand: Go Back to top and select a camping area for more details. 

Formal camping areas

Large, formal, camping areas are located at:

  • Central Station
  • Dundubara
  • Waddy Point (top)
  • Waddy Point beachfront.

Smaller formal camping areas are located at:

  • Lake Boomanjin
  • Ungowa
  • Wathumba.

Beach camping areas

Beach camping (informal) areas are in various locations all over the island.

Please see: Fraser Island map (PDF, 375K)* for more details and locations.

Camping area features

All formal camping areas have:

  • defined, but not numbered, camp sites
  • water taps or tap stations
  • toilets
  • 9pm noise curfew (for family-friendly camping)
  • 'no generators' rule.

Most formal camping areas have:

  • dingo-deterrent fences
  • gas barbecues
  • deep sinks for washing dishes
  • coin-operated showers (some hot)
  • information displays.

'Beach and other camping' areas (informal camping areas) have:

  • a large open area, behind the foredunes
  • no defined sites (first in best placed)
  • set limits defined by signposts
  • vehicle access tracks to and from the beach
  • boat access (some)
  • 'generators permitted' rule (etiquette is 9am–9pm use)
  • 'no fires' rule
  • no noise curfews
  • no toilets (best to bring a portable toilet)
  • no water
  • no bins.

Camping options and booking information

The following Fraser Island camping options are listed by name on the camp site bookings system. If booking into one of the following more popular camping areas, you must stipulate the dates you intend to camp. You cannot camp elsewhere during that period unless you amend your booking beforehand.

For more details on each camping option see:

You can book under the option of Beach and other camping where you stipulate dates, but do not need to stay in one beach camping area for the entire booked period.

Please note:

  • Your 'beach and other camping' permit is not valid in the areas listed above or in privately-run camping areas (Dilli Village, K'gari facility and Cathedral Beach).
  • If you are booking for a school or organised group, you should stay in one of the group camping areas available on the island.

Group camping areas

Large groups can camp together in group camping areas, which are generally away from the main camping areas. Check these group camping areas' facilities and group size limits for:

School and organised large groups may require a Group Activity Permit.

For more information and bookings:

Also see: Camping permits for special groups

Camping with children?

Visitors camping with children up to the age of 14 should camp in fenced camping areas. QPWS fenced camping areas are located at:

Dilli Village—privately operated by the University of the Sunshine Coast—also has a QPWS-constructed dingo-deterrent fence.

Further information

Back to top

Central Station camping area

The tranquillity of Central Station is enhanced by the comforts of a more developed camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

The tranquillity of Central Station is enhanced by the comforts of a more developed camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Sinks are provided for washing dishes at Central Station camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Sinks are provided for washing dishes at Central Station camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: large, formal, fenced camping area, set in rainforest with access to a variety of walks and information displays; 9pm noise curfew in place.

Please note: Central Station camping area may be temporarily closed—sometimes at short notice—to ensure visitor safety during periods of strong winds, as branches could fall causing injury to people or damage to their property.

Location: inland from Eurong (southern Fraser Island), approximately 45km north of the Hook Point barge landing area, 9km east of Wanggoolba Creek barge landing area and 8km west of Eurong.

Access: high clearance 4WD, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers

Number of sites: 44 separate, but not numbered, tent sites and 16 camper trailer sites.

Please note:

  • You must specifically book your camper trailer into a camper trailer site.
  • A walkers' camp is located at the western end of the camping area, as part of the Fraser Island Great Walk.
  • There is a large group camping area suitable for 20 to 40 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, walk-in camping, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers

Camp site surface: sand

Facilities: coin-operated hot showers, flushing toilets, wheelchair access and washing-up facilities. The nearby day-use area has gas barbecues, public phone and access to short walks. Rubbish bins are provided at the camping area entrance.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available—public phone in nearby day-use area.

Back to top

Dundubara camping area

Camping area features: large, formal fenced camping area, variety of sites to choose from and access to walks and other attractions. Camp sites are set back behind the dunes in coastal forest. 9pm noise curfew in place.

Location: on the central east coast of Fraser Island, approximately 75km north of the Hook Point barge landing area and 19km south of Indian Head.

Access: high clearance 4WDs, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers

Number of sites: 35 tent sites and 5 clearly marked camper trailer sites—all separate, but not numbered.

Please note:

  • You must specifically book your camper trailer into a camper trailer site.
  • Dundubara group camping area—separate to the main camping area—is available for use by a single large group of between 20 and 40 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, walk-in camping and off-road camper trailers. Camper trailers must be booked into a camper trailer site. Only 1 camper trailer per camper trailer site.

Camp site surface: Grass and sand

Facilities: water taps (treat water before drinking), flushing toilets, coin-operated hot showers, picnic tables, gas barbecues, communal fire rings and washing-up facilities. Rubbish and recycling bins are at QPWS waste transfer station on the beach—1km north of the Dundubara entrance track. A portable toilet waste disposal facility is located on the Dundubara entrance track.

Open fires: Campfires are prohibited on Fraser Island except in the QPWS-provided fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. No fire wood is provided—bring your own clean firewood, but not bush wood, and firelighters for ignition. It is an offence to collect living or dead plant materials in the national park.

Also see: Bushfire Safety

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stoves, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, untreated milled timber off-cuts if you wish to use the communal fire rings, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: not available—pay phone is near the Dundubara office, a short walk from the camping area.

Back to top

Waddy Point (top) camping area

Camping area features: formal, fenced camping area set in coastal woodland near a rocky headland.

Location: on the north-east coast of Fraser Island, approximately 100km north of the Hook Point barge landing area and 5km north of Indian Head.

Access: high clearance 4WD only, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers

Please note: 

  • Soft sand and rough track conditions exist between Indian Head and Waddy Point. 
  • Ensure your vehicle is powerful enough for the trailer you are towing.

Number of sites: 30 tent sites and 6 camper trailer sites (separate but not numbered). There is a large Waddy Point group camping area nearby, set aside for large groups of between 20 and 40 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, walk-in camping, off-road camper trailers and off-road trailers—only one per site and they must be booked into a camper trailer site.

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: water taps (treat water before drinking), flushing toilets, coin-operated hot showers, picnic tables, gas barbecues, communal fire rings, washing-up facilities. Rubbish and recycling bins available at QPWS waste transfer station on the southern entrance to Orchid Beach township.

Open fires: Campfires are prohibited on Fraser Island except in the QPWS-provided fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. No fire wood is provided—bring your own clean firewood, but not bush wood, and firelighters for ignition. It is an offence to collect living or dead plant materials in the national park.

Also see: Bushfire Safety

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, untreated milled timber off-cuts if you wish to use the communal fire rings, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available, nearest pay phone is at the Orchid Beach store.

Back to top

Waddy Point beachfront camping area

Camping area features: formal, unfenced camping area, faces north, under allocasuarina trees, on the beachfront of Waddy Point. Sheltered from south-easterly winds, the area provides relatively calm water and offers the only reasonable launching point for trailer boats on the east coast of Fraser Island (although this still requires great care and is not recommended for the inexperienced). 9pm noise curfew is in place.

Location: on the north-east coast of Fraser Island, approximately 100km north of the Hook Point barge landing area, close to the Waddy Point (top) camping area facilities.

Access: high clearance 4WD, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers

Please note: 

  • Soft sand and rough track conditions exist between Indian Head and Waddy Point.
  • Ensure your vehicle is powerful enough for the trailer you are towing.

Number of sites: tent camping site has a maximum capacity of 90 people at any one time. Four separate, but unnumbered camper trailer sites are available.

Please note:

  • Camper trailers must be booked into a camper trailer site.
  • Only 1 camper trailer per camper trailer site.
  • Tent sites are not separately defined, so please consider others and keep your camp compact.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, walk-in camping, off-road camper trailers and off-road trailers.

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: water taps (treat water before drinking), flushing toilets, communal fire rings. Please note:

  • Coin-operated hot showers, washing-up facilities and gas barbeques are available at nearby Waddy Point top camping area.
  • Rubbish and recycling bins available at QPWS waste transfer station at the southern entrance to Orchid Beach.

Open fires: Campfires are prohibited on Fraser Island except in the QPWS-provided fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. No fire wood is provided—bring your own clean firewood and firelighters for ignition. It is an offence to collect living or dead plant materials in the national park.

Also see: Bushfire Safety

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, untreated milled timber off-cuts if you wish to use the communal fire rings, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available; nearest pay phone is at the Orchid Beach store.

Back to top

Wathumba camping area

Camping area features: 'park and walk-in' camping area, set behind the foredunes, near mangroves—expect mosquitoes and sandflies all year round, but especially in warmer, wetter months.

Location: Wathumba—western side of Fraser Island near the mouth of Wathumba Creek.

Access:  high clearance 4WD, boats (high tide access upstream of mouth of Wathumba Creek), off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers

Number of sites: 20 sites in grassed open area, maximum of 60 people at any one time within this area, three designated trailer sites

Please note: 

  • You must specifically book your camper trailer into a camper trailer site.
  • Tent sites are not separately defined, so please consider others and keep your camp compact.

Camp sites are suitable for: park and walk-in tent camping—that is, vehicles are parked a short distance away from tents. Three trailer sites.

Camp site surface: sand

Facilities: toilet block, picnic tables and nearby day-use area

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: intermittent.

Back to top

Central Station group camping area

Central Station group camping areas is set aside for organised groups and cannot be booked online. Photo: Queensland Government

Central Station group camping areas is set aside for organised groups and cannot be booked online. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: large, fenced site for 20 to 40 campers. 9pm noise curfew is in place.

Please note: This group camping area is set aside for school and other organised groups, who should read the Teachers' and group leaders' package (PDF, 247K)* before they book. 

Location: within the main Central Station camping area

Access: high clearance 4WD or walk-in

Number of sites: one site, suitable for a large group of between 20 and 40 people.

Camp site is suitable for: tent camping only

Camp site surface: sand

Facilities: flushing toilets, coin-operated hot showers, washing-up facilities and water taps (treat water before drinking). The nearby day-use area offers gas barbecues, public phone, and access to short walks. Rubbish bins are provided at the main camping area entrance.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: contact us for all group bookings. Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment is received and all requirements for the group visit are provided. Read more about commercial activities and group activity permits and applications.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

Back to top

Cornwells group camping area

Entrance into Cornwells group camping site. It is heavily booked during summer holidays by large, organised groups. Photo: Queensland Government

Entrance into Cornwells group camping site. It is heavily booked during summer holidays by large, organised groups. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: large, unfenced camping area suitable for a group of 20 to 50 campers.

Please note: This group camping area is set aside for school and other organised groups, who should read the Teachers' and group leaders' package (PDF, 247K)* before they book.

Location: in Cornwells camping area on the eastern beach of Fraser Island, approximately 5km north of Eurong.

Access: high clearance 4WD or walk-in

Number of sites: one large site suitable for one large group of between 20 and 50 people.

Camp site is suitable for: tent camping, off-road trailers and off-road camper trailers.

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: none.

Please note:

  • Nearest QPWS toilet facility is at Lake Wabby, approximately 2km south.
  • The group must bring portable toilets—nearest toilet waste disposal facility is at southern entrance to Cornwells beach camping area—and never dump toilet waste in normal toilets or in the bush.
  • QPWS waste transfer station—on the beach 1km south of Cornwells beach camping area.
  • Nearest water tap is outside the Eurong QPWS information centre.
  • Bring your own water containers and treat water before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: permitted from 9am to 9pm only, must have a sound rating of less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: drinking water, portable toilet, fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), rubbish bags, water containers, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts. 

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: contact us for all group bookings. Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment is received and all requirements for the group visit are provided. Read more about commercial activities and group activity permits and applications.

Mobile phone coverage: Generally not available.

Back to top

Dundubara group camping area

Camping area features: large, fenced site for up to 40 campers set back among coastal forest, set apart from main Dundubara camping area. 9pm noise curfew in place.

Please note: This group camping area is set aside for school and other organised groups, who should read the Teachers' and group leaders' package (PDF, 247K)* before they book. 

Location: in Dundubara camping area

Access: high clearance 4WD, off-road camper trailer, off-road trailer, walk-in

Number of sites: one site suitable for a large group of between 20 and 40 people

Camp site is suitable for: tent camping, off-road camper trailers

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: water taps (treat water before drinking), flushing toilets, coin-operated hot showers, washing-up facilities, one communal fire ring, gas barbecues. Rubbish and recycling bins available at QPWS waste transfer station on the beach—1km north of the Dundubara entrance track. 

Open fires: Campfires are prohibited on Fraser Island except in the QPWS-provided fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. No fire wood is provided—bring your own clean firewood, but not bush wood, and firelighters for ignition. It is an offence to collect living or dead plant materials in the national park.

Also see: Bushfire Safety 

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, untreated milled timber off-cuts if you wish to use the communal fire ring, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go.

Bookings: contact us for all group bookings. Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment is received and all requirements for the group visit are provided. Read more about commercial activities and group activity permits and applications.

Mobile phone coverage: not available—pay phone is near the Dundubara office, a short walk from the camping area.

Back to top

Waddy Point group camping area

Camping area features: large, fenced camping area, group camping site for up to 40 campers, on the north-east coast of Fraser Island, for school and other organised groups. 9pm noise curfew is in place.

Please note: This group camping area is set aside for school and other organised groups, who should read the Teachers' and group leaders' package (PDF, 247K)* before they book. 

Location: in Waddy Point (top) camping area

Access: high clearance 4WD or walk-in

Please note: Soft sand and rough track conditions exist between Indian Head and Waddy Point. Ensure your vehicle is powerful enough for the trailer you are towing.

Number of sites: one site suitable for a large group of between 20 and 40 people

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: flushing toilets, coin-operated hot showers, washing-up facilities, water taps (treat water before drinking), one communal fire ring, gas barbecues. Rubbish and recycling bins available at QPWS waste transfer station at the southern entrance to Orchid Beach.

Open fires: Campfires are prohibited on Fraser Island except in the QPWS-provided fire rings at Dundubara and Waddy Point camping areas. No fire wood is provided—bring your own clean firewood, but not bush wood, and firelighters for ignition. It is an offence to collect living or dead plant materials in the national park.

Also see: Bushfire Safety 

Generators: not permitted

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, $1 coins for showers, untreated milled timber off-cuts if you wish to use the fire ring, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: contact us for all group bookings. Bookings will not be confirmed until full payment is received and all requirements for the group visit are provided. Read more about commercial activities and group activity permits and applications.

Mobile phone coverage: poor, nearest pay phone is at the Orchid Beach store.

Back to top

One Tree Rocks camping area

One Tree Rocks beach camping area is popular with commercial tag-along tours and groups of young people. Photo: Queensland Government

One Tree Rocks beach camping area is popular with commercial tag-along tours and groups of young people. Photo: Queensland Government

While no facilities are provided in beach camping areas, they offer a unique opportunity to 'get away from it all'. Photo: Queensland Government

While no facilities are provided in beach camping areas, they offer a unique opportunity to 'get away from it all'. Photo: Queensland Government

Beach camping area features: 2.2km of clearly signposted beach camping area, unfenced camping area, set behind the foredunes of Fraser Island's eastern beach

Location: 500m north of the Eurong QPWS information centre

Access: high clearance 4WD

Number of sites: no separately defined sites, maximum capacity is 100 people at any one time—keep your camp compact.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD, walk-in camping, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers.

Camp site surface: sand

Facilities: none

Please note:  

  • Please show you care about camp site hygiene and bring a portable toilet.
  • The nearest toilet waste disposal facility is at southern entrance to Cornwells beach camping area.
  • Never dump toilet waste in normal toilets or in the bush.
  • QPWS waste transfer station—on the beach 1km south of Cornwells beach camping area.
  • Closest water tap is outside the Eurong QPWS information centre.
  • Bring your own water containers and treat water before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: permitted from 9am to 9pm,  sound rating must be less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, portable toilet, prescription medicines (if needed), water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: intermittent.

Back to top

Coolooloi Creek camping area

Picnic table and dingo-proof food storage locker at Coolooloi Creek beach camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Picnic table and dingo-proof food storage locker at Coolooloi Creek beach camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Enjoy the serenity of Coolooloi Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Enjoy the serenity of Coolooloi Creek camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Beach camping area features: very small, unfenced camping area facing Tin Can Bay, swamp nearby. Mosquitoes and sandflies are present all year round, but especially in the warmer, wetter months.

Location: west of the Hook Point barge landing area.

Access: high clearance 4WD from Hook Point inland road, boat.

Number of sites: three sites, separate but not numbered, maximum of 12 people at any one time. Keep your camp compact.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD, walk-in camping, small camper trailers, boat-based camping.

Facilities: picnic tables, food storage locker, boat ramp.

Please note: 

  • No bins are provided.
  • Be dingo-safe! Please take rubbish home with you.
  • No water available—nearest on-island water tap (treat water before drinking) is available outside the QPWS Eurong information centre.

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: permitted from 9am to 9pm, sound rating must be less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: drinking water, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts. Please show you care about camp site hygiene and bring a portable toilet.

Please note:  

  • Please do not dump portable toilet waste in the bush, on the beach or in normal toilets.
  • The closest portable toilet waste disposal facility is located at the intersection of Hook Point inland road and the 11km beach access track.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: intermittent.

Back to top

Dulara camping area

Try your luck on the beach near Dulara camping area fishing for whiting, the fish which gives this site its name. Photo: Queensland Government

Try your luck on the beach near Dulara camping area fishing for whiting, the fish which gives this site its name. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: flat, 'park and walk-in', unfenced camping area among allocasuarina trees behind foredunes on the eastern beach.

Please note:

  • Vehicles use the beach in front of this camping area.
  • Maximum speed for vehicles is 40km/hr.
  • Pedestrians, shorebirds and other wildlife use this beach.

Location: approximately 16.5km north of the Hook Point barge landing area, along the Hook Point inland road.

Access: off the Hook Point inland road only, high clearance 4WD vehicles only, park and walk-in.

Number of sites: no defined sites, maximum of 20 people at any one time, maximum group size of 5 people. Keep your camp compact.

Camp sites are suitable for: park and walk-in camping (that is, tent camping area is in close vicinity to the parking area); parking area accommodates small off-road camper trailers.

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: none

Please note: 

  • Campers are required to bring a portable toilet.
  • Closest portable toilet waste disposal facility is located nearby at the intersection of Hook Point inland road and the 11km beach access track.
  • Please take all rubbish home with you.
  • Closest on-island water tap is available outside the Eurong information centre.
  • Treat water before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: prohibited

Essentials to bring: drinking water, portable toilet, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go.

Bookings: Bookings required. Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

Back to top

Midyim camping area

Midyim camping area offers a small tranquil site. Photo: Queensland Government

Midyim camping area offers a small tranquil site. Photo: Queensland Government

Southern near-beach camping areas, such as Midjim, Dulara, Garulim and Coolooloi Creek are relatively isolated. Photo: Queensland Government

Southern near-beach camping areas, such as Midjim, Dulara, Garulim and Coolooloi Creek are relatively isolated. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: flat, unfenced camping area, area among allocasuarina trees behind foredunes on the southern section of the eastern beach.

Please note:

  • Vehicles use the beach in front of this camping area.
  • Maximum speed for vehicles is 40km/hr.
  • Pedestrians, shorebirds and other wildlife use this beach.

Location: approximately 15.4km north of the Hook Point barge landing area

Access: only off Hook Point inland road, high clearance 4WD vehicles only, park and walk-in.

Number of sites: maximum of 24 people at any one time camping within this area. Maximum group size of 8 people. Consider others when setting up your tent.

Camp sites are suitable for: park and walk-in camping (that is, tent camping area is in close vicinity to the parking area), parking area accommodates small off-road camper trailers.

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: none

Please note: 

  • Campers are required to bring a portable toilet.
  • Closest portable toilet waste disposal facility is located nearby at the intersection of Hook Point inland road and the 11km beach access track.
  • Please take all rubbish home with you.
  • Closest on-island water tap is available outside the Eurong information centre.
  • Treat water before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: prohibited

Essentials to bring: drinking water, portable toilet, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: Bookings required. Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

Back to top

Garulim camping area

Camping area features: very small, unfenced camping area, close to the beach and set among allocasuarina trees behind the foredunes on the southern section of the eastern beach, not suitable for trailers or camper trailers.

Please note:

  • Vehicles use the beach in front of this camping area.
  • Maximum speed for vehicles is 40km/hr.
  • Pedestrians, shorebirds and other wildlife use this beach.

Location: approximately 7.3km north of the Hook Point barge landing area.

Access: just off the Hook Point inland road 4WD vehicles only, not suitable for any trailers or camper trailers.

Number of sites: two camp sites, maximum of 8 people at any one time camping within the whole area. Keep your camp compact.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your 4WD, no camper trailers or trailers

Camp site surface: grass and sand

Facilities: none.

Please note: 

  • Campers are required to bring a portable toilet.
  • Closest portable toilet waste disposal facility is located nearby at the intersection of Hook Point inland road and the 11km beach access track.
  • Please take all rubbish home with you.
  • Closest on-island water tap is available outside the Eurong information centre.
  • Treat water before drinking.

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: prohibited

Essentials to bring: drinking water, portable toilet, first-aid kit, prescription medicines (if needed), fuel or gas stove, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts.

Also see: Things to know before you go.

Bookings: Bookings required. Book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) required for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

Back to top

Other beach camping areas

Camping permits are required for other beach camping areas. Look for and book your camping under the category of 'Beach and other camping' on the camp site booking system.

Camping on the eastern beach

These clearly signposted, informal unfenced camping areas—except Lake Boomanjin—are set behind the foredunes on the eastern beach. 

Please note: 

  • One Tree Rocks beach camping area is very popular all year and has a maximum limit of 100 campers at any one time.
  • To reduce impact and for camping comfort this site requires a separate booking, listed under 'One Tree Rocks'  in the camp site booking system.

Western beach camping areas

These offer unfenced, quiet and remote camp sites, many accessible by boat.

  • Awinya Creek
  • Bowarrady Creek
  • Woralie Creek
  • Coongul Creek 
  • Garry's Anchorage.

Lake Boomanjin

This fenced camping area is in open forest between the car park and Lake Boomanjin. 'Park and walk-in' camping—vehicles stay outside and tents must be inside the fenced camping area.

Ungowa

Offers open shady sites and defined off-road camper trailer sites set back from the Great Sandy Strait. Mosquitoes and sandflies are present all year, but especially in warmer, wetter months.

Beach camping area features: various low-key camping areas ranging from developed—with facilities (toilets, fences)—to undeveloped areas (no facilities, no fences) along the eastern and western beaches. The areas within which camping is permitted are clearly signposted. Entrance and exit tracks are in place.

Beach camping area locations: various—see Fraser Island map (PDF, 375K)* for details

Access: high clearance 4WD only, many sites are accessible by boat

Number of sites: open areas, some set among trees, some without defined sites

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, walk-in camping, off-road camper trailers, off-road trailers (except Lake Boomanjin).

Camp site surface: sand, grass

Facilities:

  • Beach camping zones: no facilities. Please bring a portable toilet. 
  • Garry's Anchorage: picnic tables, no other facilities. Please bring a portable toilet.
  • Lake Boomanjin: fenced camping area, flushing toilets, washing-up facilities, picnic tables, separate day-use area nearby
  • Ungowa: flushing toilets, washing-up facilities, picnic tables, boat ramp.

Please note: 

  • No bins provided. Store rubbish carefully, take it home or place into bins at waste transfer stations.
  • Be dingo-safe! Keep rubbish bags in secured containers and in your vehicle.
  • Take rubbish to the nearest waste transfer station or back home with you.

Also see: Fraser Island map (PDF, 375K)* for locations of:

  • waste transfer stations—general rubbish and recyclables
  • portable toilet waste disposal facilities
  • boat camping sites
  • water taps.  

Open fires: prohibited

Generators: prohibited in Ungowa, Lake Boomanjin, Dulara, Garulim, Midyim

Permitted in all other beach camping areas, including Cornwells group camping area:

  • Please restrict generator use to times between 9am and 9pm
  • Please only use generators with a sound rating of less than 65 decibels (2.0Kva).

Essentials to bring: fuel or gas stove, first-aid kit, prescription medicines, water containers, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sand pegs, tarpaulins, extra poles, ropes and lockable food storage containers. Smokers should bring small sealable canisters for cigarette butts. Please show you care about camp site hygiene and bring a portable toilet.

Also see: Things to know before you go

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advance bookings (up to 6 months) can be made for holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: generally not available.

Back to top

* Requires Adobe Reader

Last updated
28 February 2014