Whilst exploring the south coast in 1802, Matthew Flinders sailed a dangerous route through the Recherche Archipelago. He named Lucky Bay when his vessel HMS Investigator took shelter here from a summer storm. While here, his botanist Robert Brown explored a diverse and largely unknown flora, discovering and naming many new species.
Enjoy a walk along the beach to a lookout where a plaque celebrates this historic event.
Boating and beach driving
The sheltered bay is ideal for swimming, snorkelling, fishing, surfing and launching small boats. Be aware that these beaches are notoriously treacherous for vehicles and it is easy to become bogged in the most innocent looking wet or dry sand. Ask the ranger about surface conditions and tides.
For camping from 1 November 2018 online bookings are essential.
For camping before 1 November 2018 bookings cannot be made. Set camp at any site that is vacant and not closed to the public on arrival. Fees will be collected by park staff (cash only). If your stay will continue for any night after 1 November 2018 you must book online for those nights.
NO CAMPFIRES or solid fuel appliances (including stoves, barbeques and heaters) at any time.
Campers´ own liquid or gas fuel barbeques, stoves and heaters can be used at any time, unless a total fire ban has been declared (see Department of Fire and Emergency Services).