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Joseph Banks Conservation Park
Map of Joseph Banks Conservation Park
Endeavour Street
Seventeen Seventy
Queensland 4677 Australia

Joseph Banks Conservation Park
Seventeen Seventy, Gladstone Area

Free Entry

13 0013 0372
13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/eurimbula-joseph-banks/index.html

Description

This historic coastal peninsula near Agnes Water is a little-known jewel on the central Queensland coast. Joseph Banks Conservation Park's rocky headland juts north into the sea, with ocean to the east and quiet estuarine waters to the west.

Protecting almost all the undeveloped terrain around the headland, the park boasts spectacular coastal beauty in a region of increasing residential development. Its cultural value is equally significant—the park is part of the Gooreng Gooreng people's traditional homeland and is considered to be Captain Cook's first landing place in Queensland.

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Visit the rock cairn marking Cook's 1770 shore visit from the Endeavour. Walk 250 metres through windswept tussock grasslands, vine thicket and coastal woodland to a lookout at the tip of the headland. Detour 50 metres to another lookout over a small sandy cove on your return. Look for dolphins and turtles frolicking in the clear waters below, or spot white-bellied sea-eagles wheeling overhead.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome. Children will enjoy the short walks and spectacular views.

How To Get There

The conservation park is at Seventeen Seventy, just north of Agnes Water.


Free Entry


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