Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island

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Chance Bay, located on Whitsunday Island in Whitsunday Islands National Park, is a hidden gem offering a secluded piece of paradise for campers. Chance Bay is situated on the south-east side of Whitsunday Island, approximately 17.3 nautical miles (32 kilometers) east-south-east of Shute Harbour and 25 kilometers east of Airlie Beach on the Queensland central coast.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Picnic Table

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets


  • Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers

Additional rules

1) Open fires: Prohibited.

2) Generators: Not permitted.

Things to know

The camping area can only be reached by boat, and access is possible from mid to high tide. Anchoring is permitted in the bay. The camping area is elevated, providing excellent views of Chance Bay, the sandy beach, Pentecost Island, the Lindeman Islands Group, and Cape Conway. The camping area does not have separately defined sites but can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. The surface at the campsite is a combination of sand and dirt. Chance Bay camping area offers composting toilets and picnic tables. However, there are no flushing toilets or showers available. Open fires are prohibited at this camping area. The use of generators is not permitted. Campers should bring their own drinking water, rubbish bags, and insect repellent. Mobile phone coverage is not available in the area.



1) Walking: Explore the beautiful walking tracks, including the Chance Bay track, which is part of the Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail and connects to the Solway Circuit track, leading to the iconic Whitehaven Beach.
2) Snorkelling and Diving: Enjoy snorkelling and diving in the gentle waters of Chance Bay, where you can explore the vibrant marine life. Look out for sea turtles, including green, flatback, and hawksbill species.
3) Canoeing and Kayaking: Paddle around the bay and take in the stunning surroundings from the water.
4) Boating: Chance Bay is accessible by boat, making it an ideal spot for boating enthusiasts.
5) Fishing: Fishing opportunities are available in the surrounding waters.


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