Swamp Bay Camping Area

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Swamp Bay Camping Area is a remote and pristine camping spot located along the picturesque coastline of Conway National Park in Queensland, Australia. It offers a unique and secluded experience for nature enthusiasts seeking a getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Facilities & Amenities

  • Picnic Table

  • Suitable For Tents


  • Amplified music is not permitted. For the benefit of all campers

Additional rules

1) Open fires: prohibited. Fuel stoves are recommended.

2) Generators: prohibited.

Things to know

Swamp Bay Camping Area is situated approximately 2.1 kilometers (about 1.3 miles) one-way from the Swamp Bay/Mount Rooper car park, making it accessible by foot. Alternatively, you can reach the camping area by traveling approximately 6 kilometers (about 3.7 miles) one-way by boat or kayak from Shute Harbour. However, boat or kayak access is recommended only during fine weather and at high tide due to exposed conditions. Swamp Bay Camping Area offers four separate camping sites, but they are not individually numbered. Each site can accommodate a maximum of four people. The camp sites are suitable for walk-in camping or arriving by vessel at high tide. The surface of the camp sites consists of natural gravel, providing a rustic camping experience. This camping area is a true back-to-nature experience, and as such, it does not provide any facilities beyond the essentials. Please note that open fires are prohibited, so it's advisable to bring a fuel stove for cooking. Since Swamp Bay is a remote camping area with limited facilities, campers must come fully prepared. Be sure to bring your own drinking water, food supplies, rubbish bags, insect repellent, and a fuel stove for cooking. Additionally, given the unreliable mobile phone coverage in the area, it's essential to be self-sufficient and prepared for any emergencies.



While camping at Swamp Bay, you can indulge in various outdoor activities. The beachside location offers excellent opportunities for fishing, and the pebbly beach itself is perfect for beachcombing and relaxing. Nature lovers can explore the surrounding bushland and go on hiking adventures.


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