Yellow Patch camping area (boat-based camping)
There is bush camping at the north-eastern end of Curtis Island at Yellow Patch, known for its bright yellow sand. It is suitable for self-sufficient campers, with no facilities on site, and can only be accessed by boat. Bring your own drinking water and a gas/fuel stove (open fires are prohibited).
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required
This campsite is located in Curtis Island National Park
This national park is at the north-eastern end of Curtis Island, off the Qld coast between Gladstone and Rockhampton. There is a historic lighthouse at Cape Capricorn, but no other notable facilities. Fishing, swimming, snorkelling and wildlife-watching are all popular activities here, although swimmers and snorkellers should wear protective clothing during stinger season (Oct–May). Travel to the island is by private boat from Gladstone, The Narrows, Port Alma or Rosslyn Bay. Advance bookings are required for camping.
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