Joseph Banks Regional Park

Joseph Banks Regional Park, Seventeen Seventy: Address, Joseph Banks Regional Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Joseph Banks Regional Park
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Seymour, Australia47,372 contributions
At the age of 33 Joseph joined the ship with Cook and made his way to 'unknown lands'.Born the son of a wealthy squire and politician, he could have successfully remained in England and inherited. Born in London, he later attended Eton... he found great joy in exploring the countryside in Lincolnshire. He had a keen interest in nature, history, and botany. When he was 17, he was inoculated with smallpox, but he became ill and did not return to school. In late 1760, he was enrolled as a gentleman-commoner at the University of Oxford. At Oxford, he matriculated at Christ Church, where his studies were largely focussed on natural history rather than the classical curriculum. Determined to receive botanical instruction, he paid the Cambridge botanist Israel Lyons to deliver a series of lectures at Oxford in 1764.

That' s dedication! But is it enough to name this park after him... not quite! In 1766, Banks was elected to the Royal Society, and in the same year, at 23, he went with Phipps aboard the frigate HMS Niger to Newfoundland and Labrador with a view to studying their natural history. It was when Joseph took part in Cook's voyage that gave him this right. Imagine arriving in a country where all the flora and fauna was so different to everything you had seen... and he relished his opportunity to explore and discover. 

This park is stunning and well worth visiting...but don't take my word for it... I suggest you visit.
Written 23 July 2022
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KMP151515
Brisbane, Australia432 contributions
Couples
Easy parking at the end of R Cilento Drive. Easy walk, even with reduced mobility, with great views, interesting vegetation , about 20 mins there and back walk.
Written 5 January 2022
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Jessica S
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
Couples
Easy walk to a beautiful view. Definitely recommend if you are new to the area or just visiting. We were amazed by its beauty
Written 13 February 2021
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Rattyos
Cairns, Australia354 contributions
Family
We walked from the James Cook cairn to the headland car park and back - a bit less than 3km. We enjoyed the coastal views, the different forests and spotting dolphins. A good walk with teens as a little more interesting and you can go off the main pathway in places and down to the beaches and rocks and explore.

At the main car park on the headland there are a few separate lookouts all very accessible on paved pathways and with lookout decks. You can drive straight here and do just these walks.
Written 11 January 2021
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,854 contributions
This is a lovely spot at the peninsula of 1770.
There are a number of walks as well as viewpoints to enjoy.
Written 31 August 2020
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CodyMav
Gold Coast, Australia27,708 contributions
This end of the road to Bustard Head features 2 lookouts facing different directions and a good sized sealed car park.

Walks down to the sands or rocks are a little steep, easily managable but a bit of effort to return the same way.
Written 12 August 2020
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia5,110 contributions
Drive to the top on the sealed road to the lookout for a magnificent view of the bays. Several tracks branch out and you can walk a fair way back towards 1770. Nature at its best.
Written 6 August 2020
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Alofoz
Brisbane, Australia87 contributions
This place is unique on the Queensland coast. Tropical rainforest with palms, paperbark, butterflies overlooking trails down to rocky outcrops and sandy coves. Simply unique and hikers’ paradise. Unlike anywhere else on Queensland coast. Could use some acknowledgment of Gubi gubi people to offset the captain cook trip.
Written 9 July 2020
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Leo De Sousa
Brisbane, Australia93 contributions
A must do when visiting 1770! Kids loved it and a few people spotted whales. You can’t take a bad picture here
Written 4 July 2020
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LittleFamilyOnTour
Queensland, Australia185 contributions
Family
We got here jsut before sunset and did the walks, on returning to the car park the sun was in full sunset mode and wow what a view to watch it go down behind the hills.
Written 11 January 2020
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