Cape Creek Camping Area - Cape Palmerston National Park

National Park - Queensland


Set up your tent or high-clearance camper trailer in this large and grassy area cradled between a sandy peninsula and the mouth of Cape Creek. Protected by prevailing winds and shaded by sheoaks, Cape Creek is an excellent base from which to explore the park.

Jump in your boat or kayak and explore the coastline and creeks. Catch your dinner and cook it over your camp fire (bring your own off-ground fire container and milled wood).

Keep your binoculars and cameras handy because the waters are known for the dugong and other marine life, and the beaches and trees are alive with birdlife.

Warning: Estuarine crocodiles inhabit the Cape Creek area. Dangerous marine stingers may be present all year.

Cape Creek camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping area features: on a small peninsula bordered by a creek mouth and a beach. Sites are shaded by she-oaks, with easy access to water for fishing and boating.

Location: 45 minutes from the park boundary, weather and beach conditions permitting.

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD only.

Number of sites: undefined.

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

Camp site surface: sand/grass.

Facilities: picnic tables. Toilets are not provided at Cape Creek, visitors are advised to bring their own portable toilets or to bury all faecal matter and toilet paper 15–20cm deep at least 100m from tracks, campsites and waterbodies.

Open fires: on-ground campfires prohibited. Above-ground fire containers permitted—bring your own clean, milled timber. Remove your fire container when you leave. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: not allowed.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, food, rubbish bags, insect repellent, sun protection, first-aid kit and a reliable torch. 

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

Mobile phone coverage: poor. Satellite phones or marine radios are recommended.
Best way to access this campsite is via the beach to Windmill Bay camping area when the tide is right and then by gravel road. The track that runs behind the dunes north to Windmill Bay is narrow, very windy, heavily rutted in places and a large fallen tree partially blocks the track towards the northern end.
Camping Fee - Family $27.00
Per family, per night (up to 2 adults, 6 children under 18 years) - from

Camping Fee $6.75
Per person, per night - from