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Safety alert: Whale carcasses on the West Coast
Applies from 1/4/2022

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Following the mass stranding of long-finned pilot whales near Strahan in September 2020, the majority of carcasses from within Macquarie Harbour, and on the southern end of Ocean Beach (from Macquarie Heads to Ocean Beach Trail) have been removed and/or buried.

Large numbers of whale carcasses remain in other areas, including along the ocean coastline from Cape Sorrell to Low Rocky Point, and along the northern end of Ocean Beach (from Ocean Beach Trail to Trial Harbour).

The public and dogs must not approach or come into contact with whale carcasses. Contact can be hazardous and spread harmful bacteria. Visitors are strongly encouraged to check for carcasses upstream of the coastline in creeks and rivers before collecting drinking water; and to be aware that additional native scavengers and predators have likely been attracted to the area by the whales.

It is an offence under the Whales Protection Act 1988 to interfere, obtain or possess any part or product of a whale.

The Parks and Wildlife Service expects whale carcasses will move with the tides, and continue to wash up and down the coastline for some time. Heavy storm activity may also uncover previously buried whale carcasses. 

The Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for any inconvenience.​​​​

Last reviewed 7/4/2022 10:19 AM

Caravan/Campervan    Tent   

​​​Serv​iced sites (per site, pe​r night)​
Manuka and Peppermint campgrounds (max 6 people per site)​

​​Two adults​
​Additional adults​​​​Children 5-17 years​ ​Educational groups​​
​​​Short-term stay​ ​
​​​Long-term stay (up to 7 nights)​ ​ ​

Un-serviced sites (per ​​sit​e, p​er night)
Nelson Bay, Stinking Beach, Prickly Wattle and Camp Elsewhere campgrounds​ (max 6 people per site)​

​​Two adults​​​ ​Additional adults​​​​Children 5-17 years​ ​Educational groups​​
​​​Short-term stay
​​​Long-term stay (up to 7 nights)​ ​ ​
​​​$30.00​​​$10.00​​Free N/​A​

Camping fees for south of Temma are included in the purchase of a Recreational Drivers Pass.
Concession cardholder discount is available​​ for long-term camping only.​


Bookings are not required​. 


​There are three serviced campgrounds with toilet facilities in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. Manuka and Peppermint both have water on site and are located close to the Parks and Wildlife Visitor Centre​​ on Arthur River Road. ​ Prickly Wattle can be found approximately 1 kilometre south of Arthur River, on Temma Road. All local water should be boiled for 3 minutes or treated before drinking. ​

There are a number of un-serviced sites along the coast with access to limited fresh water. Visitors are advised ​to bring sufficient water with them.  Use existing sites and leave the campground as you found it; camping outside of designated areas may impact on highly sensitive natural and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage sites.

​The Peppermint and Manuka Campgrounds have access friendly, flushable toilet facilities. Take care on grassy areas. ​