Fraser Island Camping

Some of the best camping is available right here on Fraser Island, you can stay in one of the parks run by QLD Parks and Wildlife Service. Relax in a well maintained camping recreation area on the Heritage listed Island.

  • You must have a e-permit to camp in the Fraser Island area of the National Park.
  • To access Fraser Island you must purchase a permit for your motor vehicle.
  • Also remember to purchase your QPWS ticket before you set up your tent site.
  • Display your camping tag and booking number so that it’s in easy view.
  • You can book your stay for up to six months before your stay.
  • Rangers do not sell camping permits, be advised you may get a fine if you don’t have one shown.
  • Pick up your permit and guide from QLD Parks and Wildlife Service office or its agents.
  • Download the current Island Conditions Report, This is updated every 2 weeks.

Conditions of Parks

  • Beware of Dingoes, do not feed them or leave food scraps out.
  • No camp fires unless in the provided QPWS fire safety rings at the camping areas
  • Camp sites do not have any firewood
  • If your going to use the fire safety rings you will need your own fire wood , you can not collect wood from the national parks as it’s an offence, bring milled off timber and some firelighters.

Cooking/heating appliances can be put to use at many of the camping areas as long as they are gas or fuel and only if there is no fire ban in the area.

  • Appliances can only use the correct manufactured fuel
  • To be used for heating/cooking only
  • They must have a height of at lest 20cm from the ground
  • Wood or timber is not a manufactured fuel source
  • Items like braziers are not allowed they must be fully self-contained
  • You must remove any fuels, heat beads, and fire starters from the Island when you leave.
  • Check for fire bans or prohibition if they are in the area do not light any fires.

Portable toilets

If your camping in a area with no toilets you will need to bring your own.
You will need to bring a toilet if you are camping of any of the places below.

  • Dulara
  • Cornwells group camping area
  • Garulim
  • Midyim

Petrol/Gas Generators

You must not bring generators in the areas below:

To check for formal camping sites please go here.

Where are the formal areas?

The larger more formal camp sites are:

  • Dundubara
  • Waddy Point (top)
  • Waddy Point beachfront.
  • Central Station

The smaller formal camp sites are:

  • Wathumba
  • Ungowa
  • Lake Boomanjin

Fraser Island Camping On The Beach?.

You will find some of the informal camp sites, all over Fraser please check the map.

Features of the Camping sites

  • Outlined, camping sites but they don’t have numbers
  • Taps for water and some tap stations
  • Rest toilets
  • No noise after 9pm as a noise curfew is in place
  • No generators are to be run, this is a rule

Many formal camping sites have:

  • Fenced areas to keep dingoes out
  • Gas BBQ
  • The use of kitchen sinks for cleaning dishes
  • Showers some are hot but these are coin-operated
  • Tourist information and displays

All beach camps and other areas have:

  • Camping behind sand dunes in a large area
  • There are no pre defined camp sites
  • View the signposts for set camping limits
  • Tracks for 4×4 access
  • Some offer boat/water access
  • Gas/fuel generators are permitted but from 9am to 9pm only
  • No toilets you will need to bring your own
  • No taps for water
  • No waste bins

How to book your stay

Head over to the QLD camping site as they handle all the bookings, they offer many options and places to stay on the Island. If your looking to stay at one of the highly booked Fraser Island Camping locations, You must then plan out your dates that you want to stay for, As you cannot just pick up and look for a new camp on another part of the Island unless you change your booking beforehand.

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