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Camping in Newry Islands National Park

The Newry Islands provide a range of camping opportunities including sites with limited facilities such as pit toilets, shelter and picnic tables. Camper numbers are limited to ensure a quality experience for all visitors. Some camping areas accommodate multiple group bookings while others allow for a single group booking only.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

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Park-specific conditions

Avoid introducing pests. Ensure everything you bring is clean and free of soil, seeds, ants, insects, rodents or cane toads.

Warning: Rough weather can happen unexpectedly. Pack extra supplies in case you are unable to leave the islands.

Dangerous stinging jellyfish (marine stingers) may be present all year. Visit www.marinestingers.com.au for the latest safety advice.

Newry Island

Newry Island's camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Newry Island's camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: a large, open camping area very near the beach. There is easy access to walking trails and is suitable for large groups.

Location: at the old resort site, on Newry Island’s eastern side.

Access: the camping area can be reached by private boat only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. A maximum of 36 people can camp on Newry Island at any one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, large and small groups.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: pit toilets, picnic tables, shelter shed.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advanced bookings are recommended for school holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable, satellite phones or marine radios recommended.

Tug's Point - Rabbit Island

Camping area features: surrounded by she-oaks, Tug’s Point offers a pleasant site for day visitors and campers. A picnic table including a shelter adds comfort to this scenic spot.

Location: Rabbit Island's south-eastern point.

Access: the camping area can be reached by private boat only.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Tug’s Point is restricted to 12 campers at any one time

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, small groups only.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: pit toilets, picnic tables, shelter shed.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone. Advanced bookings are recommended for school holiday periods.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable, satellite phones or marine radios recommended.

Outer Newry Island

View from Outer Newry Island camp site. Photo: Queensland Government

View from Outer Newry Island camp site. Photo: Queensland Government

Camping area features: a walking track leads from the rocky beach to this secluded site overlooking the passage between Outer Newry and Newry islands.

Location: outer Newry Island’s western side, above the beach.

Access: the camping area can be reached by private boat only.

Number of sites: a maximum of 6 people are permitted to camp here at any one time.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping, small groups only.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: pit toilets, picnic table.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: unreliable, satellite phones or marine radios recommended.

Last updated
21 April 2017