About Coalstoun Lakes
The park is an area of remarkable geological interest. It is the site of a volcano that erupted more than 600,000 years ago, yet it is still one of the youngest volcanic formations in Australia. Evidence of the basalt lava that flowed out from the craters is still present, in the form of the large basalt rocks along the walking track. This is known as Baranbah Basalt. The lakes were named by Wade Brun, manager of nearby Ban Ban Station, in 1894 after an ancestral home in Scotland.
This is a park ideal for walking, birdwatching and nature study.
Looking after the park
You can help protect the park by following these guidelines.
- Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive.
- Everything within the park is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants or animals.
- Take your rubbish out of the park for appropriate disposal.
- Stay on tracks. Do not cut corners or create new tracks, as this causes erosion.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Coalstoun Lakes National Park is 26.3ha and was first gazetted in 1994 as a national park. The Department of Environment and Science manages Coalstoun Lakes National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and protect its natural and cultural values in perpetuity.
Tourism information links
Bundaberg Information Centre
36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg
PO Box 930, Bundaberg QLD 4670
ph (07) 4153 8888
fax (07) 4151 2527
Visit Fraser Coast information centres
Fraser Coast Tourism and Events manages accredited Visitor Information Centres in the Fraser Coast area that provide a range of local and regional tourist brochures and information, as well as a tour, attraction and accommodation booking service.
- Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre, 227 Maryborough-Hervey Bay Rd, Hervey Bay, Qld 4655
- Maryborough Information Centre, Maryborough City Hall, 388 Kent St, Maryborough Qld 4650
- Tiaro Information Centre, Mayne St, Tiaro Qld 4650
- Hervey Bay Airport, Don Adams Drive, Hervey Bay Qld 4655
Gayndah Museum and Information Centre
8 Simon Street, Gayndah QLD 4625
ph. 07 4161 2226
Open from 9am-4pm daily
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.