Coconut Beach camping area (boat-based camping)
Coconut Beach has no facilities and suits self-sufficient campers. Access is by boat only; beware of marine stingers Oct–May and beware of estuarine crocodiles year-round. The campground is surrounded by the waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park; anglers should check zoning and regulations before casting off.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required
This campsite is located in Cape Upstart National Park
Known for its granite outcrops and sandy beaches, Cape Upstart National Park is a large headland north of Bowen and south of Ayr. With no access for vehicles, camping is boat-based only. There are ramps at Elliot River near Guthalungra and at Molongle Creek, south of Gumlu. Advance bookings are required for camping.
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