Top Fraser Island camping part 2

Camping with a camper trailer on Fraser Island is a breeze as there are over 40 camping areas for you to choose from (in addition to privately run facilities), with and without dingo deterrent fences.

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Eastern beach camping (unfenced)
There are 9 camping zones behind the foredunes and close to the beach that spread along the eastern coast from Dilli Village north to the gorgeous Sandy Cape. Each zone has 2-3 designated and clearly signposted camp areas.
*The following Fraser Island camping zones breakdown are as shown on the QLD Government NPSR website.


Beach camping zone 1
(Dilli Village to Eurong):
Govi camping area
Wongai camping area


Beach camping zone 2
(Eurong to Poyungan Rocks):
One Tree Rocks camping area
Cornwells camping area
Gabala camping area


Beach camping zone 3
(Poyungan Rocks to Happy Valley):
Poyungan camping area
Winnam camping area


Beach camping zone 4
(Happy Valley to Eli Creek):
Guluri camping area
Eli camping area


Beach camping zone 5
(Eli Creek to The Pinnacles):
Maheno camping area
Wahba camping area
Beach camping zone 6 (The Pinnacles to Dundubara):
Eugarie camping area
Yurru camping area
Guruman camping area



Beach camping zone 7
(Dundubara to Indian Head):
Wyuna camping area
Burad camping area


Beach camping zone 8
(Waddy Point to Ngkala Rocks):
Marloo camping area
Ocean Lake camping area
Duling camping area


Beach camping zone 9
(Browns Rocks to Sandy Cape):
Diray camping area
Carree camping area
Number of sites: there are not specifically designated sites, across the nine eastern beach camping zones, it caters to over 1600 people.
Location: eastern beach from Dilli Village north to Sandy Cape
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand
Facilities: none
Fires: prohibited
Mobile phone coverage: in some spots

Waddy Point beachfront camping area
This campground is ideal for launching trailer boats; however this is not recommended for the inexperienced. (learn how to beach launch your boat here)
Number of sites: 20 tent sites and 5 camper trailer sites
Location: on the north-east coast of Fraser Island, close to the Waddy Point (top) camping area facilities
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand and grass
Facilities: flushing toilets and water taps (untreated). There are coin-operated hot showers and washing-up facilities near the Waddy Point top camping area. You will find rubbish and recycling bins at the QPWS waste transfer station on the southern entrance to Orchid Beach township
Fires: Permitted in the provided communal fire rings only. Please check local fire bans beforehand.
Mobile phone coverage: No


Western beach camping (unfenced)

Just like the eastern beach camping, north-western beach offers 7 remote beach camping areas that spread along the north-western side from Moon Point to Wathumba. These are undefined and very compact sites.
Important: there is very soft and deep sands, rocks and debris and creek crossing that make the risk of submerging and damaging your 4WD high when beach driving.
Moon Point camping area (boat access only) – maximum capacity: 20 people
Coongul Creek camping area – maximum capacity: 60 people
Woralie Creek camping area – maximum capacity: 30 people
Bowarrady Creek camping area – maximum capacity: 15 people
Awinya Creek camping area – maximum capacity: 20 people
Bowal Creek camping area – maximum capacity: 20 people
Teebing (Wathumba spit) camping area (boat access only) – maximum capacity: 50 people
Location: north-western side from Moon Point to Wathumba
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand
Facilities: none
Fires: prohibited
Mobile phone coverage: in some spots


Wathumba camping area
This campground is set behind the foredunes and is a ‘park and walk-in’ campsite, ideal for launching trailer boats however this is not recommended for the inexperienced.
Number of sites: 8 tent sites and 3 camper trailer sites
Location: on the north-east coast of Fraser Island, close to the Waddy Point (top) camping area facilities
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand and grass (8 tent sites on grass)
Facilities: picnic tables and toilet
Fires: prohibited
Mobile phone coverage: in some spots
Southern beach camping (unfenced)
Along the south-western beach you will find 2 remote camping areas. Very low-key camping with little to no facilities.


Ungowa camping area: maximum capacity 40 people
Garry’s Anchorage camping area: maximum capacity 30 people
Number of sites: undefined tent sites and 2 camper trailer sites (Ungowa only)
Location: south-western side of Fraser Island overlooking the Great Sandy Straits
Suitable for: off-road camper trailers and tents
Camp site surface: sand and grass
Facilities: Ungowa – picnic tables. Garry’s Anchorage – coin-operated hot showers, toilets, picnic tables and washing-up facilities
Fires: prohibited
Mobile phone coverage: no

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To enjoy million-dollar views and fully embrace the island life on a small budget, camping on Fraser Island is the way to go. It is important to note, though that when camping in any of the unfenced Fraser Island camping areas, please be mindful and dingo safe.

There is plenty of other accommodation options if camping on Fraser Island doesn’t get you excited. You can stay at the resort, backpackers hostel, hire a house or stay in one of the caravan parks like we did.

We genuinely recommend camping with a camper or hybrid caravan. We are avid campers ourselves and built our trailers to meet our needs on trips and experiences such as this.

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