The best camping near Barranyi National Park (North Island)

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Barranyi National Park (North Island) adventure.

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The best camping near Barranyi National Park (North Island) guide



Embark on an adventure to Barranyi (North Island) National Park, where the pristine waters teem with an abundance of fish and the shores offer picturesque bushwalking trails. Here, you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature, set up camp at designated bush sites, and witness the awe-inspiring wildlife that calls this island home. Whether you're casting a line or exploring the rugged landscapes, Barranyi is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

Notable campgrounds

  • Mud Bay: A serene bush campsite offering a true wilderness experience.
  • Paradice Bay: Equipped with toilets and barbecues, this site combines comfort with adventure.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book online early to secure your spot at this sought-after natural retreat.
  • Plan your visit outside of peak seasons for a better chance at availability.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations to snag a last-minute reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options for alternative stays amid the park's beauty.

When to go

The best time to visit Barranyi National Park is during the Dry Season when the weather is more stable, making boating conditions favourable. However, be mindful of the Wet Season, as cyclones and storms can make access challenging. Always check weather conditions and park accessibility before planning your trip.

Know before you go

  • Visitors require a parks pass, so ensure you have this arranged before arrival.
  • Be Crocwise: do not swim due to saltwater crocodiles and box jellyfish.
  • Access to the island is by boat only, suitable for experienced boaters.
  • Bring your own drinking water as the island's water is not suitable for consumption.
  • Respect the cultural significance of the area and avoid disturbing sacred sites.

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