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COASTAL PATHWAYS AND TRAILS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Get a unique look at some of the regions most loved places, local hidden gems and picturesque beaches as you peddle or walk your way along these scenic coastal pathways and nature trails.

 

THE TURTLE TRAIL

Take a bite to eat at one of Bargara’s local cafés or venture throughout the boutique shops that line the hub of Bargara before venturing along one of the regions most loved cycling tracks. Enjoy a scenic journey along Bargara’s esplanade, Nielson Beach, Mon Repos Turtle Rookery, local hidden gem Oaks Beach and finally, Burnett Heads Headland, where the historical South Head Lighthouse stands. This trail will have you falling in love with the Bargara and Coral Coast beaches as well as take you through the national park reserve where hundreds of turtles come to nest and hatch each year.

Trail: Follow the sheltered pathway from Bargara to Nielson Park camping grounds before continuing along Holland St until you reach the beginning of the Mon Repos Turtle Trail. Follow for 1.2km until you arrive at Mon Repos Rd where you will then turn left down Rookery Rd, leading you into the Mon Repos Turtle Reserve. From here be sure to keep your wheels along the designated pathway that will bring you out of the reserve and see you cycling your way to Burnett Heads along the beautiful beachfront.

Grade 1 (Easy)

Distance: approx. 11km

Duration: 2hrs

Start: Bargara

Finish: Burnett Heads

 

ELLIOTT HEADS COASTAL PATHWAY

Elliott Heads Beach is known as a haven for kite-surfers, and surfers alike whilst also offering calmer waters perfect for swimming at the mouth of the Elliott River. Follow the pathways that line the coast from Life Savers Park featuring views of Elliott River, through to Bill Stockwell Park overlooking rural pastures, towards Seagulls Park perfect for a park-side picnic.

Grade 1 (Easy)

Distance: approx. 2km

Duration: 0.5hrs

Start: Life Savers Park, Elliott Heads

Finish: Seagulls Park

 

MOORE PARK BEACH COASTAL PATHWAY

Take a scenic stroll along the Moore Park Beach coastal trail listening to the sound of the waves as they meet the shore while enjoying natures flora and fauna along the way. Starting at the entrance of Moore Park lookout precinct, follow the pathways through Bob Nielson Park and onto Claude Dooley Park where you can soak up some sun and relax in the peaceful surrounds. Situated just a short kilometre down the road (or beach) is Ray Townson Park, another perfect picnic spot to enjoy a sandwich or two.

Grade 1 (Easy)

Distance: approx. 4km

Duration: 1hrs

Start: Moore Park Beach

Finish: Ray Townsend Park

 

BANKSIA PARK BOARDWALK (BURRUM COAST)

Adventure along the shaded boardwalk through Banksia Park, located south of Woodgate Community Park and Recreational hub via Sixth Avenue, then along Acacia Street. You’ll find this trail slightly less coastal and instead surrounded by abundant woodlands featuring wildflowers and native plants. When strolling along the boardwalk be sure to keep your camera on hand, as you spot various wildlife on show!

Grade 3

Distance: approx. 800m

 

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