Lake Awoonga

Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

Created by the damming of the Boyne River in 1984, Lake Awoonga is a popular recreational area 30km south of Gladstone. Backed by the rugged Castle Tower National Park, the barramundi-stocked lake has landscaped picnic areas, a cafe, barbecues, walking trails and bird life. You can also hire watercraft from Lake Awoonga Boat Hire and snooze lakeside at Lake Awoonga Caravan Park.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands attractions

1. Cedar Galleries

5.44 MILES

This old-school Aussie artists’ colony has limited farmstay accommodation available (studio $100 first night, $60 subsequent nights). Guests can watch the…

2. Toondoon Botanic Gardens

12.24 MILES

These lush gardens comprise more than 80 hectares of tropical, subtropical and dry-rainforest environments, showcasing flora ranging from those of these…

3. Calliope River Historical Village

12.31 MILES

If you are in the area, market days at the Calliope River Historical Village, 26km southwest of Gladstone, are hugely popular, attracting over 3000 people…

5. Curtis Island

21.29 MILES

Curtis Island, just across the water from Gladstone, can’t be confused with a resort island. Apart from swimming, fishing and lolling about on the dunes,…