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 an 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 campfires unless in the provided QPWS fire safety rings at the camping areas
- Campsites do not have any firewood
- If you’re going to use the fire safety rings you will need your own firewood, 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 least 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.
If your camping in an area with no toilets you will need to bring your own.
You will need to bring a toilet if you are camping in any of the places below.
- Cornwells group camping area
You must not bring generators in the areas below:
- All of the formal camping areas
- Lake Boomanjin
To check for formal camping sites please go here.
Where are the formal areas?
The larger more formal campsites are:
- Waddy Point (top)
- Waddy Point beachfront.
- Central Station
The smaller formal campsites are:
- Lake Boomanjin
Fraser Island Camping On The Beach?.
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 9 pm as there are noise curfews are 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 campsites
- View the signposts for set camping limits
- Tracks for 4×4 access
- Some offer boat/water access
- Gas/fuel generators are permitted but from 9 am to 9 pm only
- No toilets you will need to bring your own
- No taps for water
- No waste bins
Camping Tips For What You Must take
- Hats and sun shirts.
- Insect repellant for sand flies and mosquitoes.
- Rubbish bags.
- Drinking water.
- Food for your trip.
- Torches for at night.
- Matches or lighter to cook your food.
- Panadol or other pain relief in case of accidents.
- Camping equipment.
- It’s recommended to take quick-dry clothes like (polypropylene knit, polyester and nylon). I like to wear UV shirts from Ripcurl you can check the current prices here. They offer free shipping on all orders over $75.00.
- A detailed Fraser Island Camping Map.
- Fuel for your cooker.
- $2 coins for the showers (if you’re going to be using them) Not all campsites have these.
- A first-aid kit.
- A portable toilet (depends on what part of the Island your camping at)
- Please make sure that you’re food storage is lockable.
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 you’re looking to stay at one of the highly booked Fraser Island Camping locations, You must then plan out the 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 confirm your booking beforehand.