Newry Island

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Newry Island is a picturesque camping destination located on the eastern side of the island, once the site of an old resort. This camping area is a hidden gem in Queensland, Australia, offering a unique and secluded coastal experience for nature enthusiasts and camping aficionados.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Picnic Table

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets


  • Anchoring allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: prohibited.
2)Generators: not allowed.

Things to know

Newry Island's camping area can only be accessed by private boat, making it a relatively secluded spot. This adds to the sense of adventure and isolation that many campers seek in their outdoor experiences. Unlike traditional campgrounds with designated campsites, Newry Island offers an open camping area without separately defined sites. It can accommodate a maximum of 36 people at any given time, making it suitable for both large and small groups. The camping area features a grassy surface, which is perfect for tent camping. Campers can set up their tents on this soft ground, providing a comfortable and natural camping experience. Open fires are prohibited on Newry Island to ensure the safety of campers and protect the natural environment. Similarly, generators are not allowed, contributing to a quieter and more peaceful camping experience. To make the most of your camping trip, it's essential to bring drinking water, as there may not be a readily available freshwater source. Additionally, campers should bring rubbish bags to maintain the cleanliness of the island, insect repellent to ward off bugs, and sun protection to shield against the sun's rays. Mobile phone coverage on Newry Island is unreliable.



Newry Island offers a range of activities for campers to enjoy. These include canoeing and kayaking, boating, swimming, and fishing. The proximity to the beach and water makes it an ideal spot for water-based activities. While camping on Newry Island, you can explore the cultural and historic aspects of the area. Be sure to inquire about any significant sites or landmarks that may have historical significance.


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