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Maleny Boardwalk: Platypus Walk

Maleny Boardwalk: Platypus Walk
Maleny
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0.8km
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Follow a boardwalk beside Obi Obi Creek through a subtropical rainforest to platypus viewing platforms.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers, prams and wheelchairs – a flat boardwalk all the way.

HIGHLIGHTS
This is a tree shaded boardwalk with a number of platforms where you could view a platypus from. Try going early around 7am or late in the day and you should get lucky. At times you can also see turtles, water dragons and bright azure kingfishers. These enchanting creatures make this place a delight for people or all ages.

The Obi Obi Boardwalk is part of the Maleny Trail Circuit established as part of the Maleny Community Precinct. The full circuit is 6.7km starting at the Maleny Showgrounds.

AFTERWARDS
Head back down to Tesch Park, and enjoy the park facilities including a fenced playground, shelters with picnic and barbecue facilities, as well as public amenities. The parkland extends past the Maleny Library and along the Obi Obi Creek. You can enjoy picturesque views along a short walking trail and spend time relaxing in the open parkland (known as Pecan Park).
Or if you're feeling energetic, do the whole 6.7kms Maleny Trail Circuit! Because of the cooler mountain air and deciduous trees, this a beautiful trail to do in Autumn and Winter months.


HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head to the roundabout at the junction of Maple, Coral and Bunya Streets and find a car park close by (look for Tesch Park or the Library building).

Follow the shared path up Coral Street, until you reach the intersection of Bicentenary Lane. There is a large green sign identifying the official entrance to the boardwalk.

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

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  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for wheelchairsSuitable for wheelchairs
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for walkingSuitable for walking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for recreational cyclingSuitable for recreational cycling
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for mountain bikingSuitable for mountain biking
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for horse ridingSuitable for horse riding
  • Icon showing this activity is suitable for kayakingSuitable for kayaking
  • Icon showing this activity has drinking water availableDrinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
  • Icon showing this activity has a barbeque on siteBarbeque on site
  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
  • Icon showing this activity has toilets on siteToilets on site
  • Icon showing fires are permitted at this activityFires permitted
  • Icon showing fires are prohibited at this activityFires prohibited
  • Icon showing camping is permitted at this activityCamping permitted
  • Icon showing camping is prohibited at this activityCamping prohibited
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  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 19/11/2018

I parked on Coral St and started the walk here to avoid crossing the busy road. An easy, shaded stroll to the showgrounds from town.

Reviewed By: Hetti

Review Date: 06/11/2018

A really pretty walk with some interesting sculptures along the way. It is all flat and goes from the Library in town through to the showground. This walk runs along the Obi Obi river so its great to stop and watch the eels, fish and platypus. A lot of lizards along the way too which is great entertainment for the kids.

Reviewed By: Rebecca

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IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL '000'.

Always Adventure Safely!

  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
  • Use the trails with consideration for your abilities, be prepared for the adventure ahead:
    • Be aware of the weather conditions, found here: http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/.
    • Always wear appropriate clothing, focus on good footwear.
    • Always bring more water than you think you will need.
    • Be Sun Safe!
    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
  • Just getting started try this site for good useful information: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/hike-safety/
  • Sunshine Coast Council does it’s best to maintain current information but things can change so always be aware that a trail may not be as listed in this guide, and report and issues via our feedback link.

Sunshine Coast Council

For any issues with this experience please contact:

Sunshine Coast Council via 07 5475 7272 or via e-mail: adventure@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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