Broadwater Conservation Park Gladstone

About Broadwater

    Park features

    This is a quiet haven for totally self-sufficient visitors. Coastal she-oaks overlook Broadwater estuary and Rules Beach.

    Looking after the park

    You can help protect the park and forest so it can be enjoyed now and in the future by observing these guidelines:

    • Everything in the park (living or dead) is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Keep your vehicle on the tracks; shortcutting and venturing off the track creates impacts such as erosion and soil compaction.
    • Use toilets if available. If bush toileting, ensure all faecal matter and toilet paper is properly buried at least 15cm deep and 100m from tracks, camp sites and waterways. Bag and carry out disposable nappies and sanitary products.
    • Do not put sanitary products, disposable nappies and cigarette butts in the toilet facilities.
    • Take your rubbish home for appropriate disposal. Never bury or leave rubbish in the park.
    • When bathing or washing cooking equipment or clothes, always wash at least 100m from streams and lakes. Waterways and the ocean should be kept free of all pollutants including soap, detergents, shampoo, sunscreens and food scraps.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive. Store food in lockable boxes.
    • Contact the Queensland Government Wildlife Hotline to report: wildlife incidents, marine animal strike, marine stranding or an injured, sick or dead turtle, dolphin or whale.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages Broadwater Conservation Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its important natural and cultural values in perpetuity.

    The conservation park is managed in accordance with the Protected areas in the Agnes Water/1770 area Management Plan (PDF, 42.6MB) .

    Tourism information links

    Gladstone Visitor Information Centre
    Gladstone Marina Ferry Terminal
    72 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone QLD 4680
    phone: (07) 4972 9000

    Agnes Water / 1770 Visitor Information Centre
    71 Springs Road, Agnes Water QLD 4677
    phone: (07) 4902 1533

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre
    36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
    phone: (07) 4153 8888 or 1300 722 099
    fax: (07) 4153 8880

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.