Off the central Queensland coast between Rockhampton and Gladstone
lies Curtis Island. The north-eastern end of this large island is
Curtis Island National Park. A variety of vegetation types grows in the
park from heath, grassland, stunted paperbark woodland and open
eucalypt forest to extensive patches of dry rainforest. An historic
lighthouse is located at Cape Capricorn.
Things to do
Camp at Yellow Patch. This natural sandblow with bright yellow sand
provides a sheltered anchorage for boats. Visitors must be
self-sufficient. Obtain your camping permit beforehand. Take drinking
water and a fuel stove. There are no tracks but you can spend two to
three days hiking along the east coast of the island. Tell someone your
plans in case of emergency.
Getting there: The park is accessible only by boat from Gladstone or The Narrows.
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For camping permits and detailed information on the national park,
contact: QPWS Gladstone Office , Centrepoint Building, Level 3, 136
Goondoon Street, Gladstone
PO Box 5065, Gladstone QLD 4680. ph (07) 4971 6500. fax (07) 4972 1993