3 Family-Friendly Island Camping Locations in Queensland

3 Family-Friendly Island Camping Locations in Queensland

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Camping is one of the most famous ways to know yourself. Be it alone or in a group, camping makes way for a lot of realisations to digest. In a naturally beautiful state like Queensland, it’s indeed almost shameful to stay cooped up indoors, no matter how warm and fluffy your home is. If camping is your way to self-acknowledgement too, then this piece will surely give you some exciting campsites for your next adventure.

Fitzroy Island, near Cairns

Nestled in one of the most beautiful locations in the country, Fitzroy Island near Cairns is the epitome of glamorous camping. Its glamp grounds are absolutely serene, making it the perfect weekend escape.

Located 45 minutes from Cairns, Fitzroy Island is easily reached by regular ferry transfers on the air-conditioned Fitzroy Flyer. Fitzroy Island is home to the most incredible natural landscapes and spectacular rain forests — the perfect place to explore stunning walking trails, exuberant marine life, and local wildlife. This idyllic tropical island paradise is composed of around 97% National Park perfectly suited for a camping getaway.

Find yourself surrounded by dense green rain forest and beautifully framed mountains and be awed by the beauty of Nudey Beach which can be found in this paradise island, too! Nudey Beach is a popular tourist destination and considered as Australia’s Best Beach for 2018. Aside from its picturesque view, pristine white sand, and crystal-blue water, Nudey Beach always has something new and exciting up its sleeve that will surely make your camping trip a remarkable experience.

Enjoy activities on the beach: go swimming, paddle boarding, or snorkel amongst the vibrant marine life of the island and experience getting surrounded by the tropical fish and Fitzroy Island’s famous clownfish or sea turtles!

After a good night’s sleep in the cosy tents, wake up before dawn to catch the breathtaking sunrise. It might just become your favourite part of the trip.

Lady Musgrave Island, near Gladstone

The picturesque Lady Musgrave Island is one of the most sought-after beach destinations in Queensland. Located about 60 kilometres east off the coast of Gladstone,  Lady Musgrave Island is famous among tourists who want to enjoy camping and beach bumming because of its bordering and protected deep-water reef lagoon.

The unspoiled Lady Musgrave Island is the place to be if you’re seeking a remote tropical paradise for your camping getaway. Self-sufficient camping is available on the island for a maximum of 40 people at a time, hence, you can really enjoy this island paradise free from big crowds.

If you want to explore the beauty of this paradise island, some few things that you need to know include that it has very limited facilities so bringing along necessary equipment, food and potable water is a must. Pre-booking a camping permit is also required if you intend to stay for more than one day. Plan and book your camping permit ahead of time in order to prevent any disappointment.

Magnetic Island, near Townsville

Located 8 kilometres offshore from the city of Townsville, Queensland, Magnetic Island is a secluded paradise island with beautiful bays and beaches waiting to be explored. This island is a 20-minute away from Townsville, hopping across to Magnetic Island for a day trip or a weekend is a perfect way to relax this stunning part of eastern Australia.

Magnetic Island is the perfect, relaxed getaway which serves as a home to more than 2,500 people and famous to both local and foreigner travellers alike. The island is popular for many furry Aussie animals hanging out in their natural habitat. Here, you might be lucky enough to see koalas, wallabies, and possums amongst the natural bush vegetation. With its palm trees, national park reserves and gorgeous hidden beaches, Magnetic Island is definitely worth a visit!


3 Family-Friendly Island Camping Locations in Queensland

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