Grasstree Beach

Grasstree Beach is a coastal township, 13 km north-east of the town of Sarina and 30 km south of Mackay.

The Grasstree Beach area originally formed part of Cliftonville Station, a pastoral run taken up by Edmund Atherton, one of the Sarina district's original European settlers. In 1865 an ex-Victorian gold miner working on the station discovered a gold nugget on the property, a discovery kept quiet so as to avoid the damage it was feared a gold rush would bring.


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