The Gladstone region is home to a number of majestic National Parks
. Expedition National Park in the Banana Shire
is a wilderness of rugged gorges and spectacular views, wildflowers in the spring, and abundant native wildlife. In the same shire you'll also find Kroombit Top National Park
with its sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and sub-tropical rainforest.
Explore the Sandstone Wilderness
The Sandstone Wilderness
is a collection of mountain ranges, gorges and cliffs hanging off the Great Dividing Range in Central Queensland. In the Gladstone Region you can experience the ruggedness of these landscapes in the following locations:
4 National Parks with Camping Sites in the Gladstone Region
- Isla Gorge National Park is a maze of gorgeous sandstone cliffs and gorges to gander at.
- Robinson Gorge section of Expedition National Park is a 100m high sheer cliff that winds for 14km. Take wander up to the Robinson Gorge Lookout or take the Sheperd’s Peak Trail for a higher vantage point.
- The Lonesome and Beilba Sections of Expedition National Park are also areas to explore natural sandstone features in the area.
- For the adventurous camper, the campsites at Curtis Island National Park are remote and can only be accessed via boat or four wheel drive only.
- In late winter and spring you can camp amongst the wildflowers at the bush camping site at Castle Tower National Park. You’ll need a boat ride and a bit of hiking to get there, but once there you can fish and bush walk to your heart’s content.
- Try beach-side camping at the Middle Rock and Wreck Rock camping areas of Deepwater National Park just south of Agnes Water.
- The only way to stay a little longer on Lady Musgrave Island is to set up camp on this beautiful coral cay. Camping is only available over part of the year and books out in advance for school holidays.
For more information on the campsites in the area and to book permits visit Queensland National Parks.