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Coolum Beach to Stumers Creek

Coolum Beach to Stumers Creek
Coolum Beach
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2.3km
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A coastal walk that starts in the heart of Coolum and ends at Stumers Creek and dog beach.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers and is an easy grade.

HIGHLIGHTS
This is an easy 2.5 kilometre walk with the option to walk through bushland or along the beach. Walk along David Low Highway, past the caravan pack and you will find the large cement footpath that goes through Norrie Job Park and joins up with Stumers Creek Rd. Those keen to do the trail as a fitness session can make use of the fitness trails course with exercise equipment strategically placed within the park
As you walk north through the bushland you will see coastal banksias and occasionally black cockatoos. At the end of the road is Stumers Creek where dogs can be unleashed and at the mouth of the creek, you’ll see pre-ice age coffee coloured rocks, formed when layered vegetation became trapped in the sand.
Stumers Creek, named after historical local man Fred Stumer and one of Coolum’s earliest pioneer families, is also where skydivers come into land. Spend an hour or two just watching them parachute in for a delicate landing on the beach.


AFTERWARDS
You can retrace your steps to Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and continue south on the wide boardwalk that leads to Point Perry where there are great ocean views up the coast to the Noosa Headland and the sheltered beach, First Bay, to the south. Point Perry is a great place for watching surfers and whales, particularly on their return voyage in August, September and October.

Afterwards you can enjoy an ice cream, coffee or drink at the Coolum Beach shops, or pop into the Surf Life Saving Club where visitors are welcome.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Start at the Coolum Surf Life Saving Club, which is at Coolum on David Low Way and the T junction of Beach Road. Mostly there are street parks available.

To the end point: The end point is the same as the starting point.

Alternatively you can start at the end of Stumers Creek Road, where there are carparks and walk to Coolum Surf Club and back. You also have the option of doing one or both directions on the beach.

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
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  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
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  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
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  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
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