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Inskip Point
Vacation Travel Guide

Pick from wave-rippled ocean beaches or sheltered estuarine waters and swim, fish and camp at this narrow finger of land reaching toward Fraser Island.

Inskip Point is a small peninsula that forms the natural breakwater sheltering Tin Can Bay and Great Sandy Strait. With beautifully sheltered bay waters on one side and open Coral Sea beaches on the other, Inskip Point has a varied coastline with plenty of room for campers and day-trippers. Go fishing in the inlet or explore the trails with a four-wheel drive and find your own secluded corner of Inskip Point.

A central road bisects the point. Follow the road north and appreciate the magnificent views of the Coral Sea to the east. If you feel like a swim in the surf, pick a spot on the golden strip of sand that forms the spine of Inskip Point and jump into the waves. Cast a fishing line into the swell or find a more secluded spot alongside the inlet.

In the heart of the peninsula, you’ll find Inskip Point Recreation Area. This extensive campground and day-use area begins at the small lagoon in the middle of the point and stretches north toward the point’s hooked tip. Follow a network of winding trails and pick from a range of picturesque campgrounds.

The Oaks Campgrounds has sites placed between she-oak trees offering dappled shade and is nearby a surf beach and Pelican Bay. The other four campgrounds are named after shipping events and tragedies. The S.S. Dorrigo Campgrounds has easy road access while the M.V. Sarawak is popular with large groups. Visit the M.V. Natone and M.V. Beagle campgrounds to find campsites nestled beneath coastal trees. Some of the sites here look out toward Fraser Island and the Wide Bay bar. Campgrounds are all equipped with campfire areas, public restrooms and trashcans. Some campgrounds have disability access but you’ll need to bring your own drinking water.

The tip of Inskip Point curves toward Great Sandy Strait and provides easy access to Fraser Island. Jump onboard the Manta Ray Barge and you’ll reach the World Heritage-listed island within 20 minutes.

Inskip Peninsula is approximately a 15-minute drive north from Rainbow Beach. Campgrounds are best accessed with a four-wheel drive except for M.V. Sarawak, which has sites for campervans and trailers. Purchase camping permits online or in Rainbow Beach. Day-trippers can visit anytime for free.

Top Hotels Close to Inskip Point

Rainbow Beach Holiday Park
Rainbow Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
308 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach, QLD
The price is ¥6,881 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Situated on a river, this campground is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rainbow Beach, Phil Rogers Park, and Cooloola Great Walk North Trailhead. Carlo Sand Blow is 2.8 ...

4/5Very Good! (138 reviews)

"Really enjoyed our stay. Will be back again. Lovely facilities and park"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Rainbow Beach Holiday Park
24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
Rainbow Beach, QLD
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Situated near the beach, this romantic vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rainbow Beach, Phil Rogers Park, and Cooloola Great Walk North Trailhead. Carlo ...

4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Perfect Family Getaway

"The house was great, perfect for 2 small families with 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bathroom at each side of the house. Could do with a really good deep clean, bathrooms and kitchen were very clean. Windows, screens, floors and ceilings not so clean. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
Rainbow Beach, QLD
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Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rainbow Beach, Phil Rogers Park, and Cooloola Great Walk North Trailhead. Carlo Sand Blow ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Little Hidden Gem

"Great location. Quiet. Neat, clean and everything you need to be comfortable. Great for 2 families. The outdoor space created lots of fun for all with Volleyball court and pool. Quick walk to beach through bush path. Highly recommend. Looking forward to coming back."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Inskip Point

Rainbow Beach Holiday Park
Rainbow Beach Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
308 Carlo Road, Rainbow Beach, QLD
The price is ¥6,881 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Rainbow Beach Holiday Park
24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
Rainbow Beach, QLD
24 Esprit Drive - Beach Home With Open Plan Living and Walking Distance to Beach
9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
Rainbow Beach, QLD
9 Ibis Court - Pool, Beach, Volleyball, air Conditioning
3 Ibis Court, Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Shores
3 Ibis Court, Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Shores
Rainbow Beach, QLD
3 Ibis Court, Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Shores
6 Ibis Court - Modern Tropical Family Home With Inground Swimming Pool & Outdoor Entertaining Area
6 Ibis Court - Modern Tropical Family Home With Inground Swimming Pool & Outdoor Entertaining Area
Rainbow Beach, QLD
6 Ibis Court - Modern Tropical Family Home With Inground Swimming Pool & Outdoor Entertaining Area
The Green House - Access the beach from your own back yard + pool
The Green House - Access the beach from your own back yard + pool
Rainbow Beach, QLD
The Green House - Access the beach from your own back yard + pool
3 Naiad Court - Modern, two Storey Home With Bushland Views, Close to the Beach
3 Naiad Court - Modern, two Storey Home With Bushland Views, Close to the Beach
Rainbow Beach, QLD
3 Naiad Court - Modern, two Storey Home With Bushland Views, Close to the Beach
12 Ibis Court - Highset Beach House With Natural Bushland Gardens and Covered Decks
12 Ibis Court - Highset Beach House With Natural Bushland Gardens and Covered Decks
Rainbow Beach, QLD
12 Ibis Court - Highset Beach House With Natural Bushland Gardens and Covered Decks
10 Naiad Court -beach Retreat in the Bush
10 Naiad Court -beach Retreat in the Bush
Rainbow Beach, QLD
10 Naiad Court -beach Retreat in the Bush
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.