Fraser Island Camping Guide

Camping On Fraser Island, Qld

Camping on Fraser Island requires a camping permit, this permit is required to be displayed on your tent at all times, and be clearly visible to the Park Rangers.

Before arriving on Fraser Island you MUST COLLECT a Fraser Island Information pack containing maps and important safety information along with your Vehicle Service Permit and / or Camping Tag.

Dundubara Campground

Dundubara is large developed camp ground on the central east cost of Fraser Island with access to good fishing, a variety of walks and other attractions and has a 'noise curfew' which makes it very popular with families. A variety of sites close to eastern beach, some in forest, others more open. Short and long walks to Wungul sandblow, Lake Bowarrady. Small creek nearby. The amenities are appreciated by those wanting toilets and showers. Beach fishing only.

The showers at Dundubara campground are coin operated and now require $1 coins.

Features: Barbeque, Camping, Caravan, Fishing, Fresh Water Tap, Hiking, Information, Showers, Staff on Site , Tables, Toilets, Walking Tracks

Only one van or trailer permitted on each site.

Waddy Point campground

Pleasant beach and camping area adjacent to a rocky headland. The beach faces north and is sheltered from south easterly winds, providing reasonably calm water for swimming and fishing. The camping area offers thirty sites set in coastal woodland. Walks to Binngih Sandblow, Ocean Lake, and Middle Rocks (Champagne Pools). It is the only reasonable launching point for trailer boats on the east coast of Fraser Island (although this still requires great care and is not recommended for the inexperienced). There is a less formal area with approximately 50 sites among casuarina trees on the nearby foredunes.

NOTE:
Bookings made for the Waddy Point camping area do not cover these foredune sites.
Beach fishing.

Features: Barbeque, Camping, Fishing, Fresh Water Tap, Information, Picnic Area, Showers, Staff on Site, Tables Telephone, Toilets, Walking Tracks

Only one van or trailer permitted on each site.

Central Station Tent Sites

Central Station fenced campground is set in rainforest with access to a variety of walks and information displays.

Features: - Hot showers ($1 coins required), wheelchair access, washing up facilities, 9pm noise curfew, no open fires. Separate day-use area nearby contains gas bbqs, information displays, and access to short walks along the Wanggoolba Creek boardwalk, inland to Pile Valley, Basin Lake, Lake McKenzie and Lake Birrabeen
4wd Access Camping Fresh Water Tap Gas Barbeque Hiking Information No Fires No Swimming Picnic Area Ranger, Showers Toilets Walking Tracks Wheelchair Access

Waddy Beach - tent only campsites

Sites are suitable for tents only.
Campervans or camper trailers are NOT permitted
Generators are NOT permitted.
A 9 pm noise curfew applies.
Communal fire rings provided.
Toilet facility provided.
No water available.
4wd Access Camping Fishing Ranger Toilets
Waddy Beach - trailer campsites
Four hardened sites suitable for camper trailers.
Generators are NOT permitted.
A 9 pm noise curfew applies.
Communal fire rings provided.
Toilet facility provided.
No water available.
Only one trailer permitted on each site.
4wd Access Fishing Ranger Toilets

Cornwells Break (large group site)

This grassed beach camping site has been established for use by a single large group of 20 - 60 people.
No facilities.

For further information and bookings please contact:

QPWS
Cnr Alice & Lennox Sts
Maryborough Q 4650
Phone (07) 4121 1800

One Tree Rocks camp zone (Eurong-One Tree Rocks)

The One Tree Rocks camping zone is the first section of beach requiring specific booking.

The One Tree Rocks camping zone is approximately 2.2km long and comprises the signed area between the Eurong QPWS Information Centre and One Tree Rocks.

There is camping available for a maximum of 120 people at any one time within this zone. No open campfires are permitted.

Permits issued for "Beach and Other Camping - Fraser Island" are not valid in this zone.

Fraser Island Beach Camping & Other Places to Camp

Fraser Island offers visitors a variety of other camping opportunities from formal camping areas to informal beach camping.

NOTE:
For the following locations on Fraser Island it is not possible to book a specific camping area or site. However, permits and fees still apply for all camping on the national park.

Beach Camping:

Dune vegetation plays an important role in stabilising the dunes; it is fragile and easily damaged by camping and vehicles. Always select existing beach campsites. Whenever possible, please camp in established campgrounds.

Eastern Beach

The stretch of beach and foredune on the east coast of the Island is very popular with campers. Beach camping is permitted at undeveloped sites along the east coast.
Camping in the One Tree camping zone, between the Eurong Information Centre and One Tree Rocks requires a specific permit for that zone.

No facilities are provided. In some areas the surf offers reasonable fishing whilst still allowing access to inland attractions of southern/central Fraser Island (e.g. Lake McKenzie, Central Station etc).
Indian Head and surrounds are permanently closed to camping

Western Beach

Beach camping is also permitted at some locations on the west coast.
No facilities are provided.

Wathumba

Main formed campground on west coast. Twenty sites in grassed, open area with views along Wathumba estuary and Great Sandy Straits. Extensive mangroves nearby; mosquitoes and sandflies, especially in warmer wetter months. Good for boat users.

Visitors are advised to bring their own drinking water as drinking water is no longer available at this site.

- Awinya
- Bowarrady
- Woralie
- Moon Point
- Urang Creek
- Ungowa
- Garry's Anchorage

Other established camping areas

Dilli Village

The University of Sunshine Coast now manages Dilli Village campground.
Bookings can NOT be made through QNPWS.
Bookings can only be made by contacting (07)4127 9130.

Lake McKenzie

NOTE This camping area is closed to vehicle based camping. It is only available for hikers.

Lake Allom

Three sites in a small rainforest clearing, sheltered from winds but tends to be wetter than other areas.
No showers. Bush track through rainforest and around lake. Visitors are advised to bring their own drinking water as drinking water is no longer available at this site.

Lake Boomanjin Campground

Fenced campground with sites set in open forest between car park and Lake Boomanjin, the world's largest perched lake.

Walks to Dilli Village, eastern beach, Lake Birrabeen, short walks near lake.

See also: Our Fraser Camping and Vehicle Permit page for more general camp site information.