Deepwater National Park Gladstone

Enjoy a great day out on the stunning beaches at Wreck Rock day-use area. Photo credit: © Charlotte Reynolds

Deepwater National Park features stunning coastal scenery. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Be inspired: Coastal camping at Deepwater is our best-kept secret!

Everybody loves a secret, right? Well, we have a beauty! Just over an hour north of Bundaberg on Queensland’s central coast there’s a little-known place, Deepwater National Park, that’s perfect for a short break or weekend getaway for the whole family. Photo credit: Paul Curtis © North Queensland Wildscapes

Wreck Rock day-use area

Bring the family for a fun-filled day exploring rock pools, fishing, kayaking or canoeing and walking along the beach.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Attraction facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Picnic tables

A beautiful spot just a short walk from the beach, Wreck Rock day-use area is perfect for a family picnic after a morning drive.

Head to the uncrowded beach to fossick in the rock pools or stroll along the beach to Middle Rock—2.5km to the north. Look for brahminy kites soaring along the coastline or crested terns and pied oystercatchers paddling in the sea.

Grab your fishing gear, go for a paddle in your kayak or just relax under a shady tree and watch the world go by.

Getting there and getting around

Wreck Rock day-use area is in Deepwater National Park, about 6.5km south of Agnes Water on the Central Queensland coast.

The day-use area is 3.4km from the southern entrance, accessible by conventional vehicle, or 7.1km from the northern entrance, on the Deepwater coastal drive, accessible by high-clearance 4WD only.

  • Be respectful of the park neighbours by staying off private property.
  • Remember all vehicles must be registered, drivers must be licensed and all Queensland road rules apply, even on beaches.

From Bundaberg

Conventional vehicles can access Wreck Rock camping area and Wreck Rock day-use area from the south.

High clearance four-wheel-drive (4WD) is required for accessing other areas.

Access roads to camping areas are suitable for camper trailers. Caravan access is not possible.

  • From Bundaberg, take the Rosedale–Seventeen Seventy Road (sometimes signposted as 1770) approximately 58km to Berajondo.
  • Turn right into Tablelands Road, 500m before Berajondo.
  • Travel along Tablelands Road for 2.8km and turn right into Hills Road.
  • Proceed for 19.2km to a T-junction.
  • Turn right into Coast Road and follow it for 5.6km.
  • Just before Wartburg, turn left into Fernfield Road.
  • Travel 7.5km then turn left into Deepwater Road.
  • Follow the road 10.5km, cross the concrete ford, swing right and then turn immediately left into Wreck Rock Road. This is the start of the Deepwater coastal drive.
  • From here the park boundary is 2km, the Wreck Rock camping area turnoff is 5.5km and Middle Rock camping area (accessible only by high clearance 4WD) a further 3km.

From Agnes Water

High clearance four-wheel-drive (4WD) access only.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Wreck Rock day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Deepwater safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.