Curtis Ferry Services

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Curtis Ferry Services is the premier tourism operator in Gladstone - the Heart of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Curtis Ferry Services provides reliable and regular passenger and vehicle services to the Gladstone Harbour Islands - Curtis, Facing and Quoin. Along with tours around the Harbour which include - Coffee Cruise, Sundowner Cruise, Port Curtis Harbour Tour, Harbour Cruise and the Island Cruise. Reef Camping, Curtis Ferry Services also provides services to Northwest, Masthead and Lady Musgrave Islands which form part of the Capricorn Bunker Group - known as Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Our tours

Port of Gladstone HarbourTour

The Coffee Cruise on Gladstone harbour provided by Curtis Ferry Services, is the best way to experience Gladstone's enormous and busy harbour. You can expect great company, great coffee and refreshments from the licenced bar.

Expert commentary on the many exciting aspects of the Gladstone Harbour is sure to reveal some amazing facts you didn't know. It's a great opportunity for both visitors and locals to view the port in the comfort and safety of our ferry, the Curtis Endeavour II, and discover Auckland Inlet, Gladstone Port, Auckland Point, the tug berth, Harbour Islands, Curtis Island LNG Plants and along with the local Dolphins, Turtles, and sea birds.

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$24 $28
North West Island Reef Camping

Escape to the second largest coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef, the beautiful Northwest Island, where the campground is right on the reef. Enjoy lazy days on the beach, snorkelling amongst the coral gardens, diving the reef, fishing the deep, or kayaking the reef flats. Northwest Island is located in the Capricorn Bunker group which consists of 22 reefs and 16 coral cays and home of the Great8 – Whales, Turtles, Sharks, Clown fish, Giant Clams, Manta Rays, Cod, and Barry the Maori Wrasse. Along with the Great8, 22 species of birds call into Northwest Island including mainly being black noddies and wedge-tail shearwater.

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$295 $295

Relax and unwind with beach front camping on the picturesque Masthead Island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Immerse yourself in the ultimate survival experience on one of the most undisturbed and pristine coral cays in the Capricorn Cays National Park.

You can indulge in lazy days on the beach, snorkelling and diving amongst the coral gardens and reef, fishing the deep, kayaking the reef flats or night time star gazing with Masthead Island being full of back to basic adventures. With island camping season open from Easter through the mid-October, you will find that Masthead Island is the perfect place for a secluded island getaway. As you will be 60kms from the mainland and there are no facilities provided, all essentials for your trip will have to be carried to the island

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$295 $295
Lady Musgrave Island Reef Camping

Explore the untouched oasis on the Southern-most island of the Great Barrier Reef, Lady Musgrave Island. You can get up close and personal with the exotic birdlife, the Great 8 of marine animals and endless flora on the flawless Lady Musgrave Island. She has a year round tidal access by small boat in the calm lagoon which is only metres from the reefs edge. You can enjoy a spot of beach front whale watching from June through to November. As the whales pass the Fraser Coast along their migration to Antarctica, they enjoy the warm shallow Musgrave water and are sure to put on a show. You can also savour in the year-round experience of swimming with turtles. From October through to February you will enjoy an array of turtles flooding the island for their breeding seasons, however you will experience the hatchlings emerging from their nests from December through to May. Lady Musgrave is also known for its abundance of seabird life.If you would like to camp on Lady Musgrave Island, all essentials must be carried to the island as there are no facilities available.

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$345 $345

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Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook, Hinchinbrook Area
Which Jurassic Island can only 40 people explore at any one time? Although the biggest island on the Great Barrier Reef, Hinchinbrook Island is completely uninhabited. To protect the Island's biodiversity and prevent damage to the environment just 40 people are permitted to stay at any one time.

Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest

Trebonne, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
In the scenic Herbert River Valley, Abergowrie State Forest features tropical rainforest, open eucalypt forest and exotic pine plantations adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Broadwater is a large grassy clearing, shaded by tall eucalypts, beside a cool waters of Broadwater Creek.

Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park

Mount Garnet, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Discover stunning Blencoe Falls, in Girringun National Park, where Blencoe Creek plunges 90 metres into a pool before cascading a further 230 metres to the bottom of Blencoe Gorge then joins the Herbert River in the spectacular Herbert River Gorge.

Wairuna, Girringun National Park

Free Entry
Wairuna, in Girringun National Park, has a varied landscape of open forest and woodland on its western margin through to tall wet forest on the elevated range to the east. It features the headwaters of the Burdekin River, fed from high rainfall on the rugged ranges above Cardwell.


Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
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Paronella Park

Mena Creek, Cassowary Coast Area
From AU$45 - 45
Everyone has a dream. José Paronella's dream became a reality. On five hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, a picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees.

Millstream Falls National Park

Ravenshoe, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. Wander down the walking track leads to spectacular views of the falls.

Edmund Kennedy, Girramay National Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
Free Entry
This scenic part of Girramay National Park features lowland rainforest, open eucalypt forest, paperbark woodland, sedge swamps and extensive mangrove forests as well as secluded beaches with island views.


Tully, Cassowary Coast Area
Tully is a small town about 140 kilometres (or about two hours' drive) south of Cairns and has the reputation of being one of the wettest towns in Australia. With all that rain, the nearby Tully River is one of the best places in Australia to go white water rafting.

Bedarra Island

Bedarra Island, Cassowary Coast Area
Just off the Tropical North Queensland coast, midway between Townsville and Cairns, lies Bedarra Island - a part of the Family Group of Islands. Bedarra Island offers unspoilt rainforests and palm-fringed beaches, where the clear blue waters of the Coral Sea meet pristine white sand.
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