Kent Island Camping Area (Commonwealth Island)
Kent Island, located on the north side of the Barnard Island Group National Park, is renowned as the premier camping destination within the park, offering an idyllic setting for nature enthusiasts, anglers, and those seeking a tranquil coastal escape.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Water (Non drinking)
1) Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves only.
2) Generators: prohibited.
Things to know
The Kent Island Camping Area can be reached by private boat, canoe, kayak, or through several commercial operators that offer access to the Barnard Islands. Access points include Mourilyan Harbour and Kurrimine Beach, providing multiple options for visitors to embark on their island adventure. There are three separate camping sites on Kent Island, accommodating small to medium-sized tents. Each campsite can accommodate up to five people, with a maximum of 15 campers allowed on the island at any given time. The maximum group size is set at 10 people. The camping area features sandy terrain, contributing to the natural coastal ambiance. Each campsite provides seating, and poles are available for campers to set up tarpaulins, offering shade and protection from the elements. Open fires are prohibited on the island. Campers are required to use fuel stoves for cooking. The use of generators is not allowed, ensuring a peaceful and eco-friendly camping experience. Campers are advised to bring their own tarpaulins, drinking water, rubbish bags, fuel or gas stoves, a comprehensive first-aid kit, and insect repellent to ensure their comfort and safety. Mobile phone coverage is not available on the island, promoting an opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and fully immerse oneself in the natural environment.
The island's location makes it an ideal hub for both fishing and birdwatching activities. The surrounding waters provide ample opportunities for fishing, while the island's ecosystem attracts a diverse range of bird species for avid birdwatchers to admire.