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Camping in Orpheus Island National Park

There are three campgrounds on the island—Yanks Jetty, Pioneer Bay and South Beach.

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

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Yanks Jetty camping area

Camping area features: remote, island bush camping.

Location: on the south-west side of the island, just north of Harrier Point.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat only. There is a 'no anchoring‘ area offshore from the camping area but anchoring in the sand adjacent to the beach is permitted.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 30 people.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping.

Campsite surface: sand and grass.

Facilities: composting toilet, picnic tables and a gas barbecue (free).

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended (do not depend on gas barbecue).

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.

Pioneer Bay camping area

Camping area features: remote, island bush camping.

Location: on the western side of the island, between Cattle Bay and the Orpheus Island Resort.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat only. There is a ‘no anchoring‘ area offshore from the camping area but public moorings are available and anchoring in sand adjacent to the beach is permitted.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping.

Campsite surface: sand and grass.

Facilities: composting toilet and picnic table.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.

South Beach camping area

Camping area features: remote, island wilderness camping.

Location: on the south-east end of the island, next to the north-east tip of Fantome Island.

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

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.

Campsites are suitable for: tent camping.

Campsite surface: sand and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

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

Mobile phone coverage: generally available.

Last updated
15 March 2013