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Community and recreation

The main recreation area offers excellent facilities and is open to the public all year round. Framed by the rugged peaks of Mt Castletower National Park, Lake Awoonga is situated a short drive from Gladstone or Boyne Island/Tannum Sands and is only minutes from the Bruce Highway.

Please note that domestic animals are not permitted at the recreation area.

As part of our commitment to improving the liveability of our region, we are expanding waterfront access, available recreation spaces and car park facilities at the Riverston Bay recreation area.

Public access to Riverston Bay recreation area, including access to Coomal Bay, the Kalinda building and sections of the walking trail will be closed from Monday 8th January to Thursday 28th March 2024 while construction works are completed.

Access to Ironbark Gully recreation area, the public boat ramp, Castle Tower lookout and recreation area and Lookouts One and Two will remain open for public use throughout. Access to the Lake Awoonga Caravan Park will not be impacted.

This $2 million community investment is an initiative of the 2018 to 2025 Lake Awoonga Recreation Strategy, developed in collaboration with our Community Consultative Forum.

Project information

Closure dates: Monday 8th January 2024 to Thursday 28th March 2024

Hours of work: 6:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Principal Contractor: RoadPak

Principal Contractor Contact Information: Matt West, Site Supervisor – 0423 398 522

 

Signage and barricading will be in place. Please follow all instructions and be aware of machinery and vehicles move through the area.

The public toilets at Ironbark Gully recreation area will be closed from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 February while important repairs are made to the building’s retaining wall. 

Two portable toilets will be available for public use. Regrettably, accessible toilets will be unavailable at our recreation areas during this time. 

There are however, accessible toilets available at the Aquaculture Gladstone Interpretive Display which is open to visitors every Tuesday and Thursday between 10am and 12pm. 

There works impact the toilet block only and the rest of Ironbark Gully recreation area remains open. 

Your safety is our priority, and we ask visitors to pay attention to safety barriers and signs. 

Project information 

Closure dates: Monday 12 February 2024 to Friday 16 February 2024 

Principal contractor: RoadPak 

Site contact information: Thomas Kelliher – 4976 3000

Things to do at Lake Awoonga

Fish

Fish

Fish for barramundi (and other fish) all year round

Picnic

Picnic

Enjoy a picnic or barbecue

Swim

Swim

Go swimming with family or friends

Sports

Sports

Go sailing, canoeing or skiing

Hiking

Hiking

Saunter along one of the landscaped walking trails

Photography

Photography

Photograph the wonderful wildlife or go bird watching (around 25% of Australia's bird species can be found in the region)

Boating

Boating

Explore the beauty of Lake Awoonga by boat

Relax

Relax

Sit back, relax and take in the lovely landscapes and sensational scenery.

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