Whitehaven Beach camping area (boat-based camping)

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Whitehaven Beach camping area (boat-based camping), Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Famous for its postcard-perfect white sandy beach and azure waters, Whitehaven on Whitsunday Island is one of Qld’s most beautiful protected camping spots. The area is busy with hundreds of tourists during the day, but campers at this site can enjoy being the only visitors with permission to stay overnight – there are no hotels, bars or restaurants at Whitehaven. Set in the eucalypt woodland behind the beach, there are 7 defined sites for a maximum of 36 people. A new toilet block was recently built on site. Open fires and generators are prohibited. Bring all self-sufficient supplies.


How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required

This campsite is located in Whitsunday Islands National Park

Protecting one of Qld’s most beautiful and popular holiday destinations, this national park features 32 islands, including Whitsunday Island and its famous Whitehaven Beach. Whitsunday Island has 2 excellent walking trails well worth exploring. The Tongue Point track (400 m, 15 min) leads to a beautiful view of Whitehaven Beach, and the Dugong Beach to Sawmill Beach track (1.5 km, 45 min) features gorgeous bay outlooks. Other protected islands include Hook Island, with its stunning coral reef just metres offshore from 2 campgrounds, and Black and Langford islands. Access to various islands is via Shute Harbour or Airlie Beach. If boating in the region, remember to go slow, report marine strandings, not collect coral or shells, and check for permissions before fishing. Advance bookings are required for camping.

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