North-east of Woody Point, where Lilla Street meets Gayundah Esplanade, lies the Gayundah wreck. Having served as a gunship in the Queensland navy, the historic craft was eventually beached in 1958 to serve as a breakwater against erosion.
The Gayundah played a role in the Australian navy's first mutiny soon after its arrival from England in 1885, and - in 1903 - it became the first ship to broadcast a message at sea to an Australian wireless station. In later life, the Gayundah served as a sand and gravel barge along the Brisbane River.
The rusting hulk provides rich and earthy colours against blue skies and seas - a very photogenic and accessible location.
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
Suttons beach is a great family orientated are. BBQ's are free here, there are many facilities such as [icnic tables, grassy areas and a great beach. Also in the area is a great restaurant/takeaway
- Family Travel