Captain Cook first stepped onto Queensland soil at what
is now know as Eurimbula National Park. Here he and Joseph
Banks collected 33 species of plants in May 1770 at Bustard
Bay named by Cook as they shot a Bustard type bird in the
area most likely a plains turkey.
This picturesque park
displays a mixture of plant communities from mangrove
estuaries, swamplands, eucalypt forest, magnificent
rainforest to sand dune communities. A lookout is available
called Ganoonga Noonga Lookout access is via Bustard Beach
and rises 360 metres above the surrounding country, form
here you can see most of the park and the different regions
Camping is allowed by permit only.