Newry Island camping area (boat-based camping)
This open campsite had a past life as the grounds of a resort, but now offers splendid camping for up to 36 people. Visitors can explore the remains of the resort or use the campsite as a base for exploring the other islands of the Newry group. Campers should take 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 Newry Islands National Park
The exposed headlands, sandstone cliffs and sandy beaches of Newry Islands National Park lie off the coast of Seaforth, about 48 km north of Mackay. The islands are teeming with wildlife and its surrounding waters, home to dugongs, are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Access to the park is via private boat only, with nearby boat ramps located at Seaforth, Mackay Marina, Murray Creek and Laguna Keys. Advance bookings are required for camping.
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