Molle Island National Park (Whitsundays National Park) Camping Ground

South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area

Indicative Rate * AU$11.90 to AU$11.90

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Open eucalypt forests clothe the hillsides, rainforest grows in sheltered gullies and grasslands cover the more exposed slopes. The Ngaro Aboriginal people lived on and visited these islands for thousands of years. They used fire to flush out game and maintain the natural grasslands. A stone quarry for making tools and weapons remains on South Molle Island.

Bush camp at Sandy or Paddle bays on South Molle. You can also camp on North Molle, Long, Tancred, Planton and Denman islands. Cockatoo Beach (North Molle), Sandy Bay (Long Island) and the South Molle camping areas have picnic tables and toilets.

Activities

  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving

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Molle Islands National Park
South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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Sandy Bay, South Molle Island

Located on the west side of South Molle Island, the Sandy Bay South Molle Island camping ground is only accessible via boat at mid to high tide. There are toilet facilities available but remember to bring everything including drinking water. This is good, open camping area which is well connected to the rest of the island by walking tracks.

Paddle Bay, South Molle Island

The Paddle Bay camping area on South Molle Island is a small shady camping area that overlooks Daydream Island and backs onto the Rainforest. This camping area is accessible via boat at only mid to high tide. There are toilet facilities available but remember to bring everything including drinking water.

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Musgrave Channel

Lady Musgrave Island,
For those after a fast-paced drift dive at Lady Musgrave Island then try a dive through the Musgrave Channel. Best done on the incoming tide, so you end up in the lagoon, this channel is a sensational dive and only 13 metres deep.

Maori Wrasse Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Maori Wrasse Bommie off Lady Elliot Island is named after the family of Maori wrasse that call the area home. The site is located 14 to 18 metres beneath the surface and is ideal for intermediate divers looking to explore – reef sharks can often be spotted patrolling the reef wall and arches near the bommie, and just north of the wall is Spiders Ledge, named for the number of shells that decorate the outcrop.

Miara

Miara, Bundaberg Area
A stunning riverfront spot nestled on the banks of the Kolan River, Miara is a popular weekend destination for locals and visitors alike. Just 45 kilometres north of Bundaberg's city centre, Miara is a popular fishing spot with secluded beaches, bush and parklands, and a family friendly fishing village atmosphere.

Manta Ray Bommie Dive SIte

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Manta Ray Bommie is not just one coral head, but a collection of bommies off the western side of Lady Musgrave Island. These bommies come in a range of sizes, in depths from 12 to 20 metres, with the biggest ones decorated with gorgonians, soft corals and sponges.

Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites:

Burkitts Reef Dive Site

Bargara, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Located in front of the town of Bargara, near Bundaberg, Burkitts Reef is a popular shore diving site that always provides a few surprises. The reef fringes the headland and varies in depth from two to eight metres and is covered in lovely hard corals.

Oaks Beach

Burnett Heads, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Only 18 kilometres north east of Bundaberg you will find Oaks Beach - a small beach good for snorkelling, fishing, rock walking or swimming. There is also a 200 metre stretch of beach perfect for surfing.

Three Pyramids

Lady Elliot Island,
The Three Pyramids is a collection of three coral bommies on the sheltered western side of Lady Elliot Island. Rising from the sand in depths from 20m, these coral heads attract a great variety of marine life, with each one home to a good population of reef fish and invertebrates.

Musgrave Dropoff

Lady Musgrave Island,
On the southern side of Lady Musgrave Island the reef edge drops from 10 metres to 25 metres and forms an amazing wall of coral. Often simply called Musgrave Dropoff, this extensive wall is rarely dived, but you can jump in anywhere along its length and have a great dive.

Entrance Bommie Dive Site

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
Free Entry
Located at the entrance to Lady Musgrave Island lagoon, Entrance Bommie is a large blade of coral sitting in 22 metres of water. This elongated bommie is riddled with ledges and caves, which are usually overflowing with baitfish.
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