Banksia Bay Camping Area

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Banksia Bay camping area offers a unique and secluded tropical island camping experience for those seeking a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets


  • Anchoring allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: prohibited.

2) Generators: not permitted.

Things to know

Banksia Bay camping area is nestled between Ramsay Bay and Zoe Bay on Hinchinbrook Island, a part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Accessible by boat, sea kayak, or foot via the Thorsborne Trail, the camping area is a haven for those seeking a remote experience. The camping area is designed to cater to various outdoor enthusiasts, including tent campers, canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts, and boaters. Anchoring is allowed, offering a convenient option for those arriving by boat. There are no defined camping sites; it's an open area under the trees and near the beach. Facilities are minimal, providing a back-to-nature experience that encourages self-sufficiency. Campers can collect water from Banksia Creek, located 100m upstream from the beach. Open fires are prohibited to ensure the preservation of the environment. Generators are not allowed to maintain the peaceful ambiance of the area. Mobile phone coverage is poor.



While fishing is not permitted, this prohibition contributes to the serenity of the location. Visitors are encouraged to relax and immerse themselves in the breathtaking views of Ramsay Bay, surrounded by lush greenery and pristine waters. For those who prefer active pursuits, the tidal lagoon on Banksia Creek offers the opportunity to explore the marine ecosystem and spot juvenile fish like mangrove jack. The area's remote location within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area provides ample opportunities for nature enthusiasts to explore the diverse ecosystems, from sandy shores to vibrant coral reefs.


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