The most popular spot to camp in Whitsunday Island is on the iconic Whitehaven Beach (south-east
side). Whitehaven Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a dream destination
to go camping, where you can discover the pure white silica sand paradise also at night.
The camping area on Whitehaven Beach counts with picnic tables and toilets (no-flushing).
Fishing and kayak are possible as well as bush walks. Remember to take drinking water, rubbish
bags and insect repellent. There is no phone coverage in Whitehaven Beach.
Cairn Beach is a great camping spot if you want to escape the crowds and snorkel after your
morning coffee. The Whitsunday Cairn track, part of the Ngaro Sea Trail, is an adventurous hike
with rewarding views that you should explore if you choose to spend the night at Cairn
Cairn Beach is known for its natural and wild beauty, fringing coral reef and a great place to
snorkel and spot crabs, sea cucumbers and starfishes while you walk through the beach.
If you are planning this adventure with a large group of friends or family, Dugong Beach is a
great place to go with sheltered picnic areas and expansive grounds.
Dugong Beach is on the western side of Whitsunday Island, next to Cid Harbour, where previous
shark attacks occurred so remember not to swim there. Although swimming is dangerous, the beach
is worth it! The Dugong- Sawmill track, a coastline walk of 3km (return), takes you through a
wild path of towering hoop pines, tropical rainforest and a combination of colourful fungi,
lichens and moss.
Not so far away from Dungongs Beach, in Cid Harbour, Joe’s Beach can be found, with great views
of Cid Island and an excellent fishing spot. The camping ground has everything you need for a
perfect beach day and dinner under the stars after catching some fresh fish.
Nari’s Beach is located only a couple of kilometres from Joe’s Beach and is an amazing place to
discover Cid Harbour, once used by the Australian and allied navies as an anchorage during
World War II, on your kayak, canoe or boat.
Last but not least, a quiet bay surrounds a beautiful campground at Chance Bay on the southeast
of Whitsunday Island.
The camping area at Chance Bay is elevated and counts with excellent views to Pentecost Island,
the Lindeman Group and Cape Conway. Take a hike along the Chance Bay track, part of the
Whitsunday Ngaro sea trail, and if you continue through Solway circuit track to end up in the
stunning and iconic Whitehaven Beach.