Snapper Island Camping Area

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Snapper Island camping area offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a peaceful camping experience surrounded by nature. Located on the western side of Snapper Island at West Point, this camping area is strategically situated to be the nearest point to the mainland, providing convenient access to nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

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. Bring a fuel or gas stove.

2) Generators: not permitted.

Things to know

Snapper Island camping area can be reached by boat, canoe, or kayak. However, it's important to note that access by private boat is only advisable in fair weather conditions. To plan your visit, it's a good idea to check weather forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology. The main access point is located at the north-west corner of the island, conveniently close to the day-use area. It's worth mentioning that boating on the southern side of the island is limited due to shallow fringing reefs, and strandings are common, so it's wise to avoid those areas. The camping area offers four separate campsites, although they are not numbered individually. These sites are suitable for small to medium-sized tents, with each site accommodating up to six people. The total maximum capacity for campers on the island at any given time is 24 individuals. The campsite surface is covered with sand, providing a comfortable and natural setting for camping. Campfires are prohibited on Snapper Island, so campers are advised to bring fuel or gas stoves for cooking. The use of generators is also not allowed on the island to maintain the peaceful atmosphere and preserve the natural environment. Visitors to Snapper Island should come well-prepared. Essential items to bring include drinking water (as there is no potable water source on the island), rubbish bags for responsible waste disposal, a fuel or gas stove for cooking, a comprehensive first-aid kit, insect repellent, and sun protection equipment to guard against the Australian sun. It's worth noting that mobile phone coverage is not available on Snapper Island, enhancing the sense of isolation and allowing campers to fully disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature.



Snapper Island camping area offers a serene and remote camping experience, with its peaceful bush surroundings and proximity to the ocean making it an attractive destination for sea kayakers and nature enthusiasts. Campers should come prepared, follow the rules and regulations, and make advance bookings to ensure a memorable and enjoyable stay on this picturesque island.


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