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Discovery Trail

Gladstone

Agnes Water

KEY INFO

Distance (kms):

1.9 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 1 hr

Elevation gain (m):

51 m

Max. elevation (m):

23 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 3)

Route type:

Loop

Traffic:

Moderate

Access:

2WD Sufficient

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A short walk to a fantastic lookout with panoramic coastal views to nearby beaches and toward Seventeen Seventy.

This moderately trafficked walk starts from the signed trailhead at the rear of the car park behind the museum on Springs Road in Agnes Water. 


The trail winds through bushland to the viewing platform, which offers spectacular views along the coastline to Agnes Water Beach and Workmans Beach, as well as back toward Agnes Water and up to Seventeen Seventy.


During the winter months, look for whales passing through as they migrate on their journey north.


The trail involves a web of tracks through the bushland. For the most direct path to the lookout, head left from the trailhead and then stay right at the two successive forks about 150m along (following signs to the lookout).


From there you will pass a small pond, where the path backs onto a caravan park. It is then a short ascent to the lookout.


After the lookout, the track widens to fire trail and heads towards Workmans Beach. If not wanting to walk to Workmans Beach (you can drive and park close to this beach), it is recommended to just turn around at the lookout and return to the trailhead.


Dogs are permitted on the walk as long as they are on a leash.


Track: The track is a well-maintained graded path, with a few short steep sections. The track is well-signed and easy to follow.


Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels. 


Direction: This walk can be completed either as an out-and-back track that returns the way it came, or as a loop track. 

getting there

The trailhead is located at the sign at the rear of the car park behind the museum on Springs Road in Agnes Water. It is approximately 6 hours drive north of Brisbane or 3 hours drive south of Rockhampton.


It is recommended to break up the drive to the park and consider the impact of fatigue on driving safety. 


Parking is ample.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round. 

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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