Gladstone is about 110km south of Carnarvon and has some basic facilities including composting toilets, a boat ramp and an informal camping area. There is a gate between the highway and Gladstone – please keep this closed at all times. Camping fees apply and can be paid into the honesty box on-site or to staff at the shire office in Carnarvon.
Gladstone was an important port for many years from the early 1900s when boats freighted wool and sandalwood to ports further south. You can see relics of the port facility constructed in 1910. Lighters used the port to collect wool and sandalwood brought by teams of camels from stations throughout the Murchison district.
The most obvious structure is the causeway and jetty, the remains of what was the most substantial wool-lightering structure on the Western Australian coast. The 287 metre stone causeway lead from a wool-store shed to a 77 metre timber jetty. The footings of the wool-store can still be seen today.
For your own safety please keep off the remains of the jetty.