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Fraser Coast - Byfield National Park
A picturesque sweep of coastline and long, sandy beaches backed by high sand dunes are protected in this central Queensland park. To the north, rugged granite peaks, Mt Atherton and The Peaks, rise above the sandy landscape.
Coastal heath, open woodlands and forests, paperbark swamps, mangroves and rainforest-fringed creeks add to this park’s wonderful natural variety.
Tidal wetlands are protected in the southern end of the park around Sandy Point. Endangered little terns nest in this part of the park and vulnerable beach stone-curlews have also been seen.
Drive 30 minutes north from Yeppoon along the Yeppoon-Byfield Road then turn off and drive 2km to Waterpark Creek campground in Byfield State Forest. Continue 8km along a gravel road to the park entrance. Access from here is four-wheel-drive only and sand driving experience is necessary
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)