Lady Musgrave Island Campground

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Lady Musgrave Island Campground is a picturesque camping destination nestled within a Pisonia forest in the southern Great Barrier Reef. The camp offers breathtaking views of the endless reef and the ocean, with the soothing sound of lapping waves to lull you to sleep.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Boat Ramp

  • Dump Station

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets


  • Anchoring allowed

Additional rules

1) Fires: Prohibited (open and closed). Gas or liquid fuelled stoves for cooking purposes are permitted.
2) Generators: Not permitted. There is no medical exemption to operate a low decibel 65dB(A) generator in the Capricornia Cays National Park’.

Things to know

Lady Musgrave Island Campground is situated on the southern-most island of the Capricornia Cays National Park, approximately 96 kilometers north-east of Bundaberg and 59 kilometers east-north-east of Seventeen Seventy in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Access to the campground is exclusively by boat, making it a secluded and tranquil escape. Capricornia Cays National Park is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, renowned for its natural beauty, diverse reef ecosystems, evolutionary history, and exceptional biodiversity. The camping area is sheltered by Pisonia trees and offers scenic views of the reef. It is open and can accommodate up to 40 people at a time. Campers should stay within the designated area, inland of rope barriers. Camping is suitable for tents only, and the campsite surface is sandy. Campfires are prohibited, but gas or liquid-fueled stoves for cooking are allowed. Generators are not permitted, and there are no medical exemptions for generator use in the Capricornia Cays National Park. Essential items to bring include all food and drinking water, sturdy rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, a first-aid kit, and a reliable torch. Mobile phone coverage is unreliable, so it's recommended to have marine VHF radios and satellite phones for communication.



Lady Musgrave Island Campground provides a wide range of activities for visitors to enjoy, including snorkeling and diving in the vibrant underwater world with colorful corals and reef fish. The Lady Musgrave Island track, leading to the north-west side of the island, offers opportunities to spot noddies and explore the island's natural beauty. Relax on the beach, taking in the panoramic views of the reef and ocean. In the evening, be serenaded by the calls of shearwaters as they return to their burrows.


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