Broadwater Conservation Park Gladstone

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is not permitted in this park.

    Alternative camping is available south of Broadwater Conservation Park, at Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park. High clearance four-wheel-drive beach access is possible at low tide from the Rules Beach Road access point. This camping area is also accessible by boat.

    Several other vehicle accessible camping areas are available in Deepwater National Park, approximately 30km north of Broadwater Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    Caravan park facilities and other accommodation are available at Baffle Creek, Rosedale, Agnes Water, Seventeen Seventy and Miriam Vale.

    For more information see the tourism information links.

    Beach recreation

    Enjoy the ocean beach—take a beach walk or rest and enjoy the beach environment beneath shady she-oaks.

    Bring your binoculars and a bird field guide to help you identify shore birds and birds of prey.

    Be aware that swimming is not recommended in the coastal and estuarine waters in this area—there are strong currents and rips, sharks, stonefish and marine stingers. The beach is not patrolled and help can be hours away.


    Coastal areas boarding the park are part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park—make sure you know the zones.

    For detailed zoning maps and information visit the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority website.

    Boat ramps are located at the Seventeen Seventy marina on Round Hill Creek or near the town of Wartburg on Baffle Creek.

    On the beach, all refuse from fish cleaning, including offal, scales and unused bait, should be buried at least 30cm deep, below the high tide line.

    Bag and size limits apply. For details of bag and size limits for popular fish species see Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

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