Cape Palmerston Camping Area
The camping area is situated along the eastern beach of Cape Palmerston. Are you in search of the perfect camping spot where you can embrace nature's beauty and tranquility? Look no further than Cape Palmerston Camping Area, located on the eastern coast of Cape Palmerston. This hidden gem is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a unique and secluded camping experience.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Camper Trailer
Suitable For Tents
1) Open fires: on-ground campfires prohibited. Above-ground fire containers permitted—bring your own clean, milled timber.
2) Generators: not allowed.
Things to know
Cape Palmerston Camping Area is accessible by high clearance 4WD vehicles or by boat, making it ideal for those who enjoy off-road adventures and coastal exploration. The exact number of sites is undefined, with a maximum of 6 people per site. The ground is sandy. There are no facilities provided, so campers should come prepared. On-ground campfires are prohibited, but above-ground fire containers are permitted. Bring your own clean, milled timber and remember to remove your fire container when you leave. Fuel stoves are recommended. Generator use is not allowed to preserve the natural serenity. Be sure to pack essential supplies, including drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, a first-aid kit, and a reliable torch. Mobile phone coverage is poor in this area. It's recommended to carry satellite phones, marine radios, or Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) for communication and emergency situations.
While at Cape Palmerston, there's no shortage of natural wonders to enjoy. Wake up early to witness stunning sunrises over the horizon and keep an eye out for dolphins, turtles, dugongs, and whales that often grace the waters. In the evening, gather around your campfire (bring your own off-ground fire container and milled timber) and listen to the soothing sound of waves rolling onto the shore. Take a scenic drive along Cape Palmerston Drive to reach your campsite. Explore the waters and coastline with your boat. Cast your line and try your luck with some fishing. Birdwatching and beachcombing are popular activities. Stake out your spot on the beach, with breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.