When looking for a small secluded camp, on a Great Barrier Reef island, look no further than Steens Beach.
Heading here in our friends boat we spotted whales gracefully gliding through the calm waters. Hoping to see them breach as you see on TV but to no avail. Still, seeing them on the humpback highway was like a dream.
(You can still camp here without a boat and tent, keep reading)
Arriving on this sandy beach you don’t have far to go to set up camp. Just a few meters from the shore line and you’re there. Steens beach is part of the glorious Great Barrier Reef National Park.
The camp consists of one bench with seating and a composting toilet. A toilet in the most picturesque setting I have to say!
Loo With A View
Camping is in a tent or swag, although I know someone who used just a sleeping bag.
As well as the beautiful sandy beach you are faced with an ocean landscape. You might find your surroundings a bit hard to take 😉 (cough cough)
Whale of a time
Have a swim in the clear waters with one of the largest living organism on the planet. Yep, the Great Barrier Reef 🙂 Have a snorkel and check out the fish and the coral. Watch the stars glow bright at night after watching the sunset. Enjoy the peace and tranquility while the sea laps gently at the shore.
Steens beach is on Hook island and can be reached by boat only.