Deepwater National Park, Agnes Water

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • Beautiful and worth the trip if you have a 4 x 4. Take along your snorkels. My husband saw a large turtle very close to the rocks near the shore. 
  • Great fun driving through the tracks to get to the beach. Beach driving isn't allowed and I can understand why. The beach we went to was totally deserted and magnificent. Clean sand, clean water - jus...  read more »
  • We had a lovely day walking the Red Rock Walking Trail for an hour each way then taking the 4WD road into Deepwater National Park to visit the three beach areas, two of which have associated camp grou...  read more »
  • 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..
  • Great bit of coastal bush.
  • If you follow this street you came to the beach and can walk around
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