Stephens Island camping area (boat-based camping)

Camping fee Fire prohibited No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Non-vehicle camping Picnic area Ranger Crocodile warning Sailing Swimming

This campground for self-sufficient campers is on the western side of Stephens Island, part of the South Barnard group. There are 3 separate sites, each with a maximum of 4 people. Open fires and generators are not permitted; bring a gas/fuel stove. Access to some sections of the island is prohibited Sept–Mar to protect nesting seabirds.


How to book: NPRSR 13 7468  Permits: camping permit required Camping fees: fees can be paid and permits acquired for Kent Island at NPRSR Cairns business centre

This campsite is located in Barnard Island Group National Park

The Barnard Island Group National Park is around 15 km offshore from Kurrimine Beach and about 90 km south of Cairns. The islands include Bresnahan, Hutchinson, Jessie, Kent and Lindquist (North Barnard group) and Sisters and Stephens (South Barnard group). Mainland access is from Mourilyan Harbour or Kurrimine Beach. Advance bookings are required to camp on Stephens Island.

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