Eurimbula National Park Gladstone

Eurimbula National Park includes the beautiful coastline where Captain James Cook made his first landing in Queensland. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

About Eurimbula

    Park features

    Eurimbula National Park features a transition of vegetation and landforms that are unique in Central Queensland.

    Look for the marked changes in plant communities from mangrove-fringed estuaries, freshwater paperbark swamps and coastal lowland eucalypt forests with weeping cabbage palms to tall rainforest with elegant hoop pines.

    Read more about the nature, culture and history of the park.

    Looking after the park

    You can help protect the park and forest so it can be enjoyed now and in the future by observing these guidelines:

    • Everything in the park (living or dead) is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Ensure campfires are put out properly with water, not sand, before retiring for the night or leaving your camp site.
    • Keep your vehicle on the tracks; shortcutting and venturing off the track creates impacts such as erosion and soil compaction.
    • Vehicles are not permitted on beaches.
    • Use toilets if available or bring a portable toilet. If bush toileting, ensure all faecal matter and toilet paper is properly buried at least 15cm deep and 100m from tracks, camp sites and waterways. Bag and carry out disposable nappies and sanitary products.
    • Do not put sanitary products, disposable nappies and cigarette butts in the toilet facilities.
    • Take your rubbish home for appropriate disposal. Do not hang rubbish bags from trees or tents. Never bury or leave rubbish in the park.
    • When bathing or washing cooking equipment or clothes, always wash at least 100m from streams and lakes. Waterways and the ocean should be kept free of all pollutants including soap, detergents, shampoo, sunscreens and food scraps.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive. Store food in lockable boxes.
    • Contact the Queensland Government Wildlife Hotline to report: wildlife incidents, marine animal strike, marine stranding or an injured, sick or dead turtle, dolphin or whale.

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

    Park management

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages Eurimbula National Park under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present important natural and cultural values in perpetuity.

    Tourism information links

    Bundaberg Visitor Information Centre
    36 Avenue Street, Bundaberg QLD 4670
    ph (07) 4153 8888 0r 1300 722 099
    fax (07) 4153 8880

    Agnes Water/1770 Visitor Information Centre
    71 Springs Road, Agnes Water QLD 4677
    ph (07) 4902 1533
    fax (07) 4902 1588

    Gladstone Visitor Information Centre
    Gladstone Marina Ferry Terminal
    72 Bryan Jordan Drive, Gladstone QLD 4680
    ph (07) 4972 9000

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.