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About Shoalwater Bay
The park protects picturesque sandy beaches, fringing coral reefs, intertidal mudflats, sandflats, mangrove forests and melaleuca woodlands.
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 2m 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 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.
- Campers are encouraged to bring their own personal toilets.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
The park is managed in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its natural and cultural values.
Capricorn Tourism Information Centre
Tropic of Capricorn Spire
Gladstone Road, Rockhampton QLD 4700
Phone: (07) 4927 2055 or 1800 676 701
Fax: (07) 4922 2605
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
Camping is only permitted at the designated camp sites. Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.
Park specific conditions
Dangerous marine stingers may be present all year. Visit www.marinestingers.com.au for the latest safety and first-aid advice.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.