Southern Beach Camping Area

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Southern Beach camping area is a secluded and picturesque spot nestled on the eastern side of Hinchinbrook Island, just north-west of Cape Richards, within the Hinchinbrook Island National Park in Queensland, Australia. This camping area is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, offering a unique experience for those willing to embark on a sea kayaking adventure to reach it.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Suitable For Tents


  • Anchoring allowed

Additional rules

1) Open fires: Prohibited. Take a gas or fuel stove.
2) Generators: Not permitted.

Things to know

The Southern Beach camping area is only accessible by sea kayak, making it an exclusive destination for those who enjoy paddling through serene waters. Private motorboats and ferry services do not have access to this camping area, ensuring a tranquil and undisturbed environment for campers. Southern Beach camping area is a truly rustic camping experience with minimal facilities. There are no amenities provided, so campers must come prepared with all necessary supplies. Campfires are strictly prohibited, so campers should bring a gas or fuel stove for cooking. The use of generators is not allowed, contributing to the overall tranquility and eco-friendliness of the camping area. When planning a trip to Southern Beach camping area, campers should bring drinking water, rubbish bags to pack out all waste, insect repellent to ward off bugs, and a gas or fuel stove for cooking. Being well-prepared is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in this remote location. While the camping area generally has mobile phone coverage, campers should be aware that due to its remote location, signal strength may vary.



The Southern Beach camping area boasts remote bush camping with breathtaking beach views. This secluded location ensures a peaceful and immersive experience in nature, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Explore the natural beauty of Hinchinbrook Island with walking opportunities around the camping area. Take in the breathtaking scenery and enjoy leisurely strolls along the beach. The primary mode of transportation to this camping area is sea kayaking. It's an excellent destination for experienced kayakers who are looking for an adventure surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes. While private motorboats are not permitted, sea kayakers can easily access the campsite by paddling along the island's coastline. Fishing enthusiasts can cast their lines from the beach or explore nearby waters to try their luck at catching local seafood.


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