Steens Beach, Hook Island
Steens Beach on Hook Island, part of the Whitsunday Islands National Park in Queensland, Australia, offers a truly secluded camping experience amidst a coastal forest. This picturesque camping area provides breathtaking views over Hayman Island and is accessible only by boat.
Facilities & Amenities
Suitable For Tents
Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers
1) Open fires: Prohibited.
2)Generators: Not permitted.
Things to know
You can reach Steens Beach by boat, and it's essential to exercise caution due to navigational hazards and strong currents in the waterway between Hayman and Hook islands. The camping area is open year-round, but it is closed annually for sea turtle nesting season from October 1st to March 31st. The camping area has an open layout without separately defined sites and can accommodate a maximum of 12 people. The surface consists of sand and dirt. Steen's Beach camping area provides basic facilities, including picnic tables, non-flush toilets (composting toilets), and tent camping sites. Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. There is no mobile phone coverage, making it an ideal spot for a digital detox. Open fires and generators are not permitted to preserve the natural tranquility of the area.
Visitors can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, boating, and fishing in the beautiful bays surrounding Hook Island.
The camping area overlooks Hayman Island, providing breathtaking views, especially during breakfast.
Steen's Beach is a prime spot for snorkeling, and you can bring your fishing and snorkeling gear to explore the underwater world.
If you visit after the turtle nesting season, you may spot empty turtle nests above the beach's high-tide mark.
The Whitsunday Islands National Park is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, renowned for its stunning natural beauty, diverse marine life, and reef ecosystems.