Maureens Cove Camp – Hook Island – Whitsundays – Queensland

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Have you ever wanted to camp on a secluded island? Maureens Cove might be what you have always dreamed of and for less then $7. This camp is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP) and it’s 74 islands.

We were lucky enough to be offered a ride in a friends boat, how could we refuse! 

Maureens Cove Camping

Bring your tent or swag or hire one. This campground is surrounded by vegetation on one side and a coral rubble beach on the other.

You have use of picnic tables and a composting toilet.

Take in the view of the clear blue and green ocean around you. See the colourful fish and coral reef as you snorkel or dive. At the right time of the year, between June and September you might catch sight of whales migrating north. While every night you can stare gaze and realise you are in paradise.

Getting There

Maureens Cove is on the north side of Hook Island, around 35 kilometres east of Airlie Beach. This camp can be reached by boat only. Don’t let this put you off if you don’t have your own boat!

Scamper” is the Whitsunday islands water taxi. They will drop you off and pick you up. If you don’t have your own swag you can hire all the camping gear you need from them.

Scamper can be booked (here) at Whitsunday Camping or call (07) 4946 6285

Get your camping permit from National Parks here for only $6.55pp

What Will You Do With Your Van?

You have a few choices depending on your set up and intentions. Some caravan parks will store your van at a reduced cost if you are staying with them during your stay.

  • Whitsundays Parking have locations at Port of Airlie, Shute Harbour and Abell Point Marina. Check out there website here Contact them for exact details.

What Will I Do With My Pet?

Unfortunately this camp is on a national park and pets can’t stay. However, you can check them in to there own resort at Whitsunday Pet Resort. See there website here.

Essentials For Maureens Cove Camping

  • Bring – Water, food, insect repellent

  • Rubbish – Take it with you

  • Number of sites – maximum of 24 campers

  • No fires

  • Composting toilet

  • Book your National Parks Camping Permit online here before you go

  • No pets as this a national park


See more on what you can see and do in the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach here

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