Castle Towers National Park

Towering granite cliffs flank two large granite outcrops, Mts Castle Tower and Stanley in rugged Castle Tower National Park.

 

Open eucalypt woodland with a shrubby heath understorey covers most of the mountain. The heath contains plants found locally, such as the Byfield spider grevillea Grevillea venusta, which is threatened with extinction. Dry rainforest scrub grows along gullies and creeks. The park is the southern limit of white gum Eucalyptus platyphylla.

 

Things to do: Visitors to this undeveloped wilderness park must be totally self-sufficient. Bush camping is allowed. Take drinking water and a fuel stove. Remove your rubbish from the park.

 

Visitors to this undeveloped wilderness park must be totally self-sufficient. Bush camping is allowed. Take drinking water and a fuel stove. Remove your rubbish from the park.

 

You can also camp or picnic nearby at Lake Awoonga. Canoe across the lake to the park. Visit in the cooler months as summers can be hot.

 

There are no walking tracks so only experienced walkers should hike in the park. Always carry drinking water while bushwalking. Energetic visitors can climb to the summit of Mt Castle Tower for views over the Boyne Valley and Gladstone.

 

Getting there: Castle Tower is 40km south of Gladstone or 20km north of Bororen. Turn off the Bruce Highway at Christensen Road 30km south of Gladstone or 28km north of Miriam Vale and follow the signposted gravel road to the park boundary. The Mt Stanley Section is accessible via Bororen. Access is also possible by walking or boating across Lake Awoonga.

 

Further information:

 

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

 

 

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