Masthead Island camping area (boat-based camping)

Camping fee Fire prohibited No dogs/pets No rubbish disposal Non-vehicle camping Ranger Fishing Sailing Swimming

Up to 50 people can camp at this site on the north-west corner of the island. Suitable only for self-sufficient campers, there are no facilities and no generators permitted. Masthead Island is known as an important rookery for green turtles and endangered loggerhead turtles; avoid disturbing them. Activities include snorkelling, fishing, birdwatching and reef walking in designated areas. Bring drinking water and a gas/fuel stove. Note: the camping area is closed for regeneration from mid-Oct to Easter each year.


How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 Permits: camping permit required

This campsite is located in Capricornia Cays National Park

Part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area, Capricornia Cays is a stunning group of coral cays, islands and reefs off the coast of Gladstone and Seventeen Seventy. The park protects several vegetated coral cays, including Lady Musgrave, North West, Masthead, Wilson, Heron, Erskine and Tryon islands. Commercial operators run daily services to Lady Musgrave Island, and provide charter boats to other islands. Advance bookings are required for all camping.

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