Wongai Camping Area - Cape Melville National Park

National Park - Queensland


The roads and camping areas within Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL) are not suitable for trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. Access to camping areas involves four-wheel driving in soft sand, as well as tidal creek crossings. Stay on designated roads and formed tracks—do not drive on salt flats. Extensive vehicle recovery equipment is essential. Travelling with another vehicle is highly recommended.

The Wongai camping area has an abundance of shady wongai trees and is bounded by tidal creeks.

Features: around 2 km long, this camping area has an abundance of shady wongai trees and is bounded by tidal creeks.

Location: by the beach at Bathurst Bay between Nookai day-use area and Oystercatcher camping area. The camping area begins 43 km from Wakooka outstation (39 km from the park boundary).

Access: by high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle only—it is not accessible for trailers, caravans, campervans or buses. Access involves four-wheel driving in sand, a freshwater creek crossing and a tidal creek crossing.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply). Fuel stoves are recommended. Do not collect firewood in the park.

Generator use: generators that operate at a noise level less than 65 dB(A) when measured at 7 m from the generator are permitted.

Essentials to bring: adequate food and drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent, mosquito nets, fuel stove and adequate fuel, spare parts for your vehicle and recovery equipment.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options prior to arrival.

Mobile phone coverage: not available. Satellite phones are essential and personal locator beacons (PLBs) are highly recommended.

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Camping Fee $6.75
Per person, per night - from

Camping Fee - Family $27.00
Per family, per night (up to 2 adults, 6 children under 18 years) - from