We are a small coastal township approximately 50 minutes south-east of Gladstone in Central Queensland, Australia. The town is on the shores of pristine estuary waterways within Rodds Harbour, and is a fishing and crabbing paradise.
Turkey Beach is geographically closer than virtually anywhere else in Queensland to the Great Barrier Reef. The name ‘Turkey’ dates back to the bustard or bush turkey shot by Captain Cook’s crew in 1770 when they discovered the area aboard HMS Endeavour.
Our pioneers embraced the essence of living life in a bush meets beach setting to form the tranquil fishing community we have today. We have a great place to relax and take in the natural beauty that Turkey Beach offers.
The area features large areas of mangrove inlets, creeks and estuaries that provide excellent fishing and some of the best mud crabbing areas in Queensland.
The Eurimbula National Park preserves the rugged peninsular between the bay and the Coral Sea where Rodds Bay is home to a dugong sanctuary. Nearby Pancake Creek is a wilderness park located in the lee of Bustard Head providing a popular anchorage for yachts and boats.
Please enjoy your time in Turkey Beach and surrounds.
Turkey Beach Up and Active
Community Hall Worthington St.
Turkey Beach 4678
7.30 am on Wednesdays
Accessible by: whole of the community.
Dianne Kirwan: 0749742293 (bh/ah); 0499548919 (bh).
Kay Dewar: 0749742030 (ah/bh); 0408962204 (ah/bh).
Turkey Beach Yoga
Turkey Beach Rural Fire Shed
Monday mornings 8am till 9.30am
Donated to Turkey Beach Rural Fire
Kate on 0428742143
Turkey Beach Progress Association
Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at the Turkey Beach Community Hall, Worthington Road, Turkey Beach at 6pm.
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