Charon Point Conservation Park Capricorn | Mackay

About Charon Point

    Image of Charon Point boat ramp.

    Charon Point boat ramp.

    Photo credit: Queensland Government

    Park features

    The park protects open eucalypt forest and grassy open woodlands. Tall shrubs occur on low flats near the tip of the point. Large areas of low mangrove flats and bare salt pans occur on the eastern and western shores. Woody vines and open shrubs grow in sand running parallel to the mangroves above the high tide mark.

    Massive tides and fast currents surging through the mouth of the Styx River are a feature of the area. During king tides a wall of water (a tidal bore) up to 0.5 m high forms and moves up the Styx River. Sharks are reported to feed behind the advancing tidal surge in the Broad Sound area.

    Looking after the park

    Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Please help keep these places special during your stay.

    • Fires are permitted in areas more than 2 m from flammable material—bring your own clean, milled timber. Gas and fuel stoves are preferred and recommended.
    • Avoid contaminating water with detergents, soaps or shampoos.
    • Take care not to bring weed seeds into parks and forests on shoes, tyres or tents.
    • Never feed or leave food for animals—you might be bitten or scratched. Let animals find their own food. Our foods can be harmful.
    • Pack strong rubbish bags for storing rubbish during your journey. Take all rubbish home with you. Carry a small container for cigarette butts.

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

    Park management

    The park is managed in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its natural and cultural values.

    Tourism information links

    Capricorn Tourism Information Centre
    Tropic of Capricorn Spire
    Gladstone Road, Rockhampton Qld 4700
    ph (07) 4927 2055 or 1800 676 701
    fax (07) 4922 2605

    Mackay Visitor Information Centre
    320 Nebo Road, Mackay Qld 4741
    ph (07) 4944 5888 or 1300 130 001
    fax (07) 4952 2034

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.