Deepwater National Park Gladstone

Explore the peaceful natural treasure of Deepwater National Park along the coastal drive. 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

Deepwater coastal drive

Take a journey along this spectacular coastline and discover its natural treasures including long, sandy beaches and a myriad of plants and animals.

Journey type
4WD, trail bike, scenic drive
10.5km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 1hr driving time.

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • High clearance 4WD

Journey facilities

  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Scenic drive
  • Trail bike riding

Drive through woodlands filled with a variety of plants including wallum banksias and white mahogany trees.

Visit between April and July to see the wattle trees alive with blooms of spike shaped yellow flowers. Look for swamp or whiptail wallabies beside the track and cockatoos and lorikeets feasting on the fruits of cockatoo apple trees (July to October).

Stretch your legs at Wreck Rock or Flat Rock day-use areas and enjoy a beach walk or a spot of morning tea.

Nature lovers and 4WD fans will want to explore the Mouth of Baffle Creek Conservation Park to the south or drive north to Eurimbula National Park.

Getting there and getting around

Deepwater National Park is about 103km north-west of Bundaberg or 6.5km south of Agnes Water, on the Central Queensland coast.

The southern entrance, Wreck Rock day use area and Wreck Rock camping area can be accessed by conventional vehicle. The northern entrance, Deepwater coastal drive, Flat Rock day-use area and Middle Rock camping area require 4WDs with high clearance.

  • 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.

Drinking water

Untreated tap water is only available at Wreck Rock camping and day-use area. Treat all water before use. We recommend you bring your own water.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Deepwater coastal drive 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:

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.