Wilderness Cove camping area (boat-based camping)
Boaties will relish this secluded beach campsite, accessible only to private boats (no ferry services). There’s room for 12 campers on the dunes here, but there are no facilities and open fires are prohibited, so bring all self-sufficient gear, including drinking water, rubbish bags and a gas/fuel stove.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required
This campsite is located in Goold Island National Park
Goold Island’s close proximity to Cardwell (17 km north-east) makes it a good choice for camping. The surrounding waters are great for waterskiing and boating, but be wary, as estuarine crocodiles are present in the area. Fishing is not permitted in the freshwater creeks on the island. Access to Goold Island is by private boat or ferry service from Cardwell. Advance bookings are required for camping.
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