Shoalwater Bay Conservation Park Capricorn

Shoalwater Bay Conservation Park Photo credit: Queensland Government

About Shoalwater Bay

    Park features

    The park protects picturesque sandy beaches, fringing coral reefs, intertidal mudflats, sandflats, mangrove forests and melaleuca woodlands.

    Looking after the park

    Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Please help keep these places special during your stay.

    • Camp fires are permitted in above-ground fire containers only. Bring your own fire container and remove it when you leave (including the coals). Bring your own clean, milled timber. Use a previous camp fire site, rather than starting a new one. Gas and fuel stoves are preferred and recommended.
    • The collection of bush timber for fires is not permitted.
    • Avoid contaminating water with detergents, soaps or shampoos.
    • Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens. New introductions can spread and displace resident species and alter the local ecology. Soil from your camping gear  and boots can contain weed seeds and foreign plant pathogens. Before you arrive clean your boat, camping and walking gear.
    • 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.

    Park management

    The park is managed in accordance with the Nature Conservation Act 1992 to preserve and present its natural and cultural values.

    Tourism information links

    Capricorn Spire Visitor Information Centre
    www.visitcapricorn.com.au
    Tropic of Capricorn Spire
    Gladstone Road, Rockhampton QLD 4700
    Phone: (07) 4936 8000
    Email: infocentre@rrc.qld.gov.au

    Mackay Visitor Information Centre
    www.mackayregion.com
    Sarina Field of Dreams, Sarina Qld 4737
    Phone: (07) 4937 1228
    Email: bookings@mackayregion.com

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.