South Zoe Bay Camping Area

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South Zoe Bay camping area is a truly exceptional destination, nestled at the mouth of South Zoe Creek on the breathtaking Zoe Bay, located on Hinchinbrook Island, 8km off the coast of Queensland. This beach-side camping area is a nature lover's dream, offering a wide range of activities and facilities to make your stay memorable.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Picnic Table

  • Suitable For Tents

  • Toilets


  • Anchoring allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: prohibited.

2) Generators: not permitted.

Things to know

You can reach South Zoe Bay camping area by boat, canoe, kayak, or even by hiking along the Thorsborne Trail. Accessing the site by private vessel launched from Cardwell or Lucinda is also an option. South Zoe Bay camping area offers bush camping with direct beach access. The camping area offers tent camping, allowing you to immerse yourself in nature. Campsites are suitable for tent camping and have surfaces of sand, dirt, and grass. Open fires are prohibited, and generators are not permitted. Essentials to bring include drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel stove. Mobile phone coverage is not available, so be prepared for limited connectivity.



One of the highlights of this camping area is the opportunity to hike to Zoe Falls. A trail takes you to a vantage point high above the falls, where you can witness water cascading over cliffs and ledges, forming pools and eddies before plunging into a crystal-clear, impossibly blue pool below. The falls provide a perfect spot to rinse off the dust and salt of the day in the cool, refreshing water. South Zoe Bay camping area offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Hinchinbrook Island and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, making it a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor lovers.


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