Chilli Beach Camp - Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) NP

National Park - Queensland


Relax around your camp site tucked behind the sand dunes. Watch seabirds soaring overhead and, from September to April, enjoy the spectacle of metallic starlings flocking offshore. You’ll even see black palm cockatoos foraging around the camp sites. At night, spotlight for owls, Australian owlet-nightjars and Papuan frogmouths, as well as snakes, frogs, giant tree geckos, spotted cuscuses, striped possums and sugar gliders. The list is impressive!

Take a stroll on the Chilli Beach forest walk or beachcomb along the spectacular stretches of white quartz sand. Launch your boat from the beach or cast a line from the shore then cook fresh fish over the camp fire.

Features: located behind the dunes and fringing coastal vegetation, including coconut palms, this popular camping area offers beach walking and fishing opportunities. Avoid camping and sitting under trees laden with coconuts.

Location: near the north-east boundary of the park on the coast. Follow Portland Roads Road to the Chilli Beach turn-off.

Access: the camping area can be reached by four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

Number of sites: 25 numbered sites. Camp sites are very popular during peak periods. Campers should plan their visit and obtain an e-permit well in advance

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

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: hybrid toilets.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans apply) in existing fireplaces only. Fuel stoves recommended.

Generators: prohibited.

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

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone prior to arrival. Camp sites are very popular during peak periods. Campers should plan their visit and obtain an e-permit well in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: poor—there is limited coverage on the beach.

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