Awinya Creek Camping Area
Awinya Creek camping area is a serene retreat located on K'gari (Fraser Island), which is 15km off the coast of Hervey Bay and approximately 300km north of Brisbane, Australia. It offers a peaceful escape from the crowds, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature while enjoying various outdoor activities. The camping area is situated within the K'gari World Heritage Area, celebrated for its stunning natural landscapes and evolutionary history.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Camper Trailer
Suitable For Tents
Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers
1) Generators allowed (conditions apply)
2) Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
Things to know
The camping area is accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles. Visitors can reach the area by driving along the beach at low tide, crossing Bowarrady and Awinya creeks. The camping area is located on the Western beach, 8.3km north of Woralie Road and 24.5km north of the Moon Point estuary in Platypus Bay. Access to Awinya Creek camping area is possible via boat through the Great Sandy Marine Park or by 4WD along the beach during low tide. It's important to cross Bowarrady and Awinya creeks en route. The western coastline, where the camping area is located, is sheltered. The island is part of the K'gari (Fraser Island) World Heritage Area, renowned for its exceptional natural beauty, unique coastal dune landform development, and rich evolutionary history. The eastern coastline is hazardous and exposed to rough ocean conditions. Boating should be undertaken with caution. Various commercial tours are available departing from different centers, offering guided experiences on the island. Tent camping, camper trailer camping, and tent camping beside a car are all allowed. There's a short walk to tent sites, and the area also supports generators under certain conditions.
Awinya Creek camping area offers a range of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing. The Great Sandy Marine Park adjacent to the area provides opportunities for various water-based adventures. The camping area is nestled among low foredunes, with views of the ocean and the sand cliffs of Platypus Bay curving toward Towoi Creek. The northern-most top of Rooney Point is also visible from the campsite. Visitors can enjoy vivid sunsets and ocean vistas right from their camp chairs. Guests can explore the beach on foot, strolling along the coastline to take in the scenic beauty. For those who enjoy the water, the calm waters of Platypus Bay offer an ideal setting for boating and kayaking. The camping area is part of the Great Sandy Marine Park, known for its diverse marine life and conservation efforts.