M.V. Natone camping area is one of 5 camping areas on the Inskip Peninsular. It is located behind the foredunes, off Inskip Point Road. This is the third camping area after the entrance of the recreation area. If offers open camping area behind the foredunes. There are no formally defined sites. It is only a short walk to the surf beach. Sites are scattered amongst the trees, with some amazing sites right up to the beach front with stunning views. It is not advisable for trailers, caravans or buses, but we did see a few smaller vans that managed to get in. There are some low hanging branches in some sections. The maximum length of stay is 30 nights, dogs are permitted but must remain on a leash and under control at all times.
Beach she-oaks, cypress pine and other coastal trees and shrubs shade Inskip Peninsula’s camping areas, which are ringed by open ocean beaches and sheltered estuary shores-all within 15 minutes’ drive of Rainbow Beach. Wind and water conditions generally become calmer in areas where the peninsula curves westward towards Great Sandy Strait.
This is the third campsite on the right as you come into the entrance of the recreation area. It is recommended for 4WD only, and has a reasonably long track in through very soft to the camp sites. There are separate entrance and exit points with the main track doing a full circuit of the site.
From Rainbow beach take Clarkson Drive and travel for about 10km to the start of the camp sites. The camp sites are all along the peninsular on the right hand side. Each has a clearly marked entrance.
Please note: GPS Coordinates are approximate and provided in most cases to get you to the entrance. Once inside the park there should be signs to the actual camp grounds. Failing this please check with National Parks for further directions.
FEES & BOOKINGS
Camping permits are required and fees apply.
Permits are required before setting up camp. You can book online, or over the counter at the Parks office located on the right as you enter Rainbow Beach township, or at the Shell Service Station or Tourist Information Centre. Advance bookings are required for holiday periods including long weekends and public holidays.
A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your campsite. Permits are required for all commercial activities or group functions within the park. Advance bookings are recommended for holiday periods. Individual sites cannot be booked-it’s ‘first in, best placed’
Fees for camping permits are:
$6.55 per person per night or $26.20 per family group per night.
$3.65 per person per night for students and accompanying adults on approved excursions.
FAMILY RATE. For camping fees, a family group is defined as one or two adults and accompanying children under 18, up to a total of 8 people. Children under 5 years of age are free.
Read more about CAMPING COSTS & BOOKINGS.
Three hybrid toilet blocks are provided in this camping area. One has a wheelchair access ramp. No showers. There are large dump bins located near exit point. Drinking water and dump point is available at the council service facility on Clarkson Drive just north of Rainbow Beach Township.
THINGS TO DO
Located only 10km from Rainbow Beach which is a full service town with full facilities including Groceries and Fuel outlets, Cafes, Service Clubs, Pubs, cafes and lots more specialty shops.
The Peninsular is ideal for Fishing, Swimming, Boating and 4WD’ing on the beach.
There are walks available in the Great Sandy National Parks, Carlo Sand Blow has great views and steep sand dunes for sliding down.
Rainbow Beach is also the gateway to Fraser Island with barges crossing daily. There is also access to the beach south which leads to the lighthouse at Double Island Point, the Teewah Shipwreck, Teewah Coloured Sands, and eventually down to the Noosa River North shore area.
Low decibel generators up to 2.0Kva, permitted up until 9pm.
Keep to defined vehicle tracks and walking trails.
Camp in designated areas to avoid damage to fragile vegetation.
Fires permitted in pre-existing fire sites, except when QPWS-imposed fire prohibitions or QFRS fire bans are in place. BYO wood.
Camp sites must be vacated by 11am on the day of departure
Data courtesy of: Department of National Parks, Sports & Racing Queensland & FRC
Address & Contact
Inskip Point Road
From $13.10 per night/per couple