Neck Bay, Shaw Island

National Park - Queensland


Camping area features: resting on an old vegetated sand spit between what was once two islands, Neck Bay offers a remote camping experience. The site is a popular stopover with kayakers travelling between Mackay and Airlie Beach.

Location: north-west side of Shaw Island, approximately 40 km south-east of Shute Harbour.

Access: the camping area can be reached by boat (only) at all tides. Each year from 1 October to 31 March access restrictions apply east of Burning Point to protect nesting sea birds.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites. Maximum of 12 people.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, rubbish bags, insect repellent. 

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: not available.

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