Deepwater National Park, Agnes Water

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Deepwater is a coastal national park in Queensland, Australia, 375 km north of Brisbane. It protects an area of sand dunes and coastal heaths in the Deepwater Creek catchment. The area is one of the few remaining pristine freshwater catchments on Queensland's east coast. Deepwater National Park was established in 1988 and covers 4,090 ha.The north of the park is dominated by a 70 m high sand dune which is covered in vegetation. There are some scattered rocky outcrops of volcanic origin including a number of rocky headlands along the park's 9 km of beach frontage.Flora and faunaVegetation in the park is varied between the seaward and landward side of the high dune. To the east are typical beach plants, on the exposed higher areas the plants appear wind-sheared and to the west in more protected area taller vegetation has formed up to three canopy levels of forest and woodlands.Beaches in the park are used for nesting by loggerhead and leatherback turtles. Flatback and green turtles also nest on the park's beaches. This location is the only mainland site where leatherbacks repeatedly return to lay eggs.Rose-crowned fruit doves, fairy gerygones and grey fantails are commonly found in the canopies to the west. Along the beaches pied oystercatcher, bar-tailed godwits, tattlers and crested terns are often seen. Emus and brahminy kites can also be found in the park.
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  • July 7, 2017
    Do yourself a favor and add this spectacular destination to your bucket list. But don't leave it too long because you will want to come back. 1770 & Agnes Waters are mother nature's true gifts and the...  more »
  • April 26, 2017
    A visit to the deepwater National Park is definitely recommendable, but only with a 4WD vehicle! You drive through the jungle to deserted beaches! You can slowly not to sail on the sandy road, otherwise it gets stuck and digs with the tires in the sand, that happened to us, fortunately has a Ranger pulled out of us with his pickup truck!
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  • April 25, 2017
    Visited Deepwater on a Moondoggie tour with Artie from Agnes1770, we had quite the adventure. We paddled up a creek visited beaches and learnt about the bush, it was a great day.  more »
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  • Great camping atea.
  • Visited Flat Rock, Middle Rock and Wreck Rock. Track varies from loose sand to hard gravel. Secluded camp sites and wonderful beaches.
  • One of the nicest spots on the planet. Good surf at Wreck Rock. Just needs the link road to Agnes to be better maintained so more could find it..
  • Typical vegetation of jungle in Queensland
  • Great bit of coastal bush.

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