Agnes Water, Gladstone Area
On this picturesque coastline in 1770, Cook made his first landing in Queensland and botanist Joseph Banks collected plants. Botanically rich, the parks protect both tropical rainforests and coastal mangroves.
Today it is a paradise for bushwalkers, boaties and anglers. The 360 metre walking track to Ganoonga Noonga lookout offers views along the coast and across swamps and heathlands. Try beach fishing. At high tide, explore Eurimbula Creek by boat or canoe. Pitch a tent at one of Bustard Beach’s shady campsites (toilets and limited water) or at Middle Creek (toilets only). Camping fees apply; bookings essential.