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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  • Drive there can be a touch rough but its the reason why people go to this location for the seclusion in comparison to other beaches during peak season. If you like to explore, dive or fish rocky locat...  more »
  • Visited flat rock and middle rock. Kids loved it. Water was lovely, great for the kids to swim. Sand is very hot though. 4WD track was sandy but ok to travel on. Gorgeous area. Worth a visit.  more »
  • This is a fantastic little park worth some amazing beaches and pristine bush. You will see all sorts of aussie animals. They're are some great fishing and surfing spots but the beaches aren't suitable...  more »
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  • A great 4-wheel-drive destination with 3 great picnic/beach spots, flat rock, middle rock, and wreck rock (wreck rock being available on 2-wheel-drive cars), flat rock and wreck rock are easily accessible, with a 5 minute walk to get their, wheras the middle rock taking over 20 minutes just to get to the beach. I recommend either wearing shoes or going later/earlier in the day as the beach sand is literal molten lava.
  • Such a cool park to explore. Definitely only go if you have a proper 4WD car and some experience driving in soft sand. I would not recommend it if you're an international tourist. We got stuck behind some German tourists with their rental who were bogged and bottomed out in the soft sand. They were lucky that someone was able to tow them out.
  • God spot for the boys!!!
  • Great camping atea.
  • 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..

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