Crocodile 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.

Crocodile camping area is around 2km long, and has a shady beach-front vegetation and is bounded by tidal creeks.

Features: around 2km long, this camping area has shady beach-front vegetation and is bounded by tidal creeks. An extensive estuarine river system is extremely close to the southern end of this camping area. Large crocodiles are frequently seen here—always be croc wise in croc country.

Location: by the beach at Bathurst Bay between the Muck River and Nookai day-use area. The access track meets the beach 39km from Wakooka outstation (35km from the park boundary).

Access: the camping area can be reached 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. Do not drive on the salt flats behind the beach or attempt to cross the tidal creek at the southern end of the camping area.

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 65dB(A) when measured at 7m 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