Shoalwater Bay Regional Park Capricorn

Shoalwater Bay Regional 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.

    • 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.

    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 Tourism Information Centre
    Tropic of Capricorn Spire
    Gladstone Road, Rockhampton QLD 4700
    Phone: (07) 4927 2055 or 1800 676 701
    Fax: (07) 4922 2605

    Mackay Visitor Information Centre
    320 Nebo Road, Mackay QLD 4741
    Phone: (07) 4944 5888 or 1300 130 001
    Fax: (07) 4952 2034

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

    Further information

    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 for the latest safety and first-aid advice.

    Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.