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Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park

Currimundi Lake (Kathleen McArthur) Conservation Park
Wurtulla
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Trail type
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3.7km
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Circuit

A popular 3.7 km circuit that takes in the shoreline of Currimundi Lake, the beach and ocean, and coastal bushland.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for walkers and is an easy grade and flat – just some distance.

HIGHLIGHTS
This is a well-worn favourite for locals and visitors alike. Named after a local conservationist and botanical artist – and one of four founding members of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland in 1962 – Kathleen McArthur Conservation Park is a small parcel of wallum heath between the lake and the sea. The bright heath wildflowers that bloom in late winter and spring were widely featured in her illustrations and books. Look for white teatree, orange and yellow banksias and other small flowers – and the birds that come to drink their nectar.

The marked trail is a short sandy single track that winds through beautiful coastal heath. It offers glimpses of Currimundi Lake before bringing you out on the beach. To make a loop look for the northern beach access and after a brief paved stretch it’s back into the bush. Brilliant!

AFTERWARDS
Do the Currimundi Lake "Loop the Lake" Walk which goes along both sides of the lake, crossing over via the bridge. Swimming is also popular in the lake’s end.
And why not enjoy a pit stop at one of the coffee shops and eateries at Currimundi.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Head to Wurtulla on Nicklin Way. At the IGA intersection turn into Anuna Street towards the coast. Turn left into Mandara Drive and the first right into Bareki Street. Follow this road to the end where it joins Coongarra Esplanade and look for a car park here. The walks starts here in the park.

To the end point: This is a circular route with the end point being the same as your starting point.

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  • 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
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  • Icon showing this activity has a picnic table on sitePicnic table on site
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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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  • No drinking water available No drinking water available No drinking water available
  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 28/11/2018

This is a very Family Friendly walking track, I regularly take my 3 year old on this walk and he just loves it. A great Park and Playground on the route and of course the Lake is great for swimming with small children. Ticks all the boxes.

Reviewed By: Jody

Review Date: 20/11/2018

A top spot for a wander and a swim on a summer's morning. The trail is sandy, but mostly hard sand and shady for much of the way. You can take a dip in Currimundi Lake near the mouth. The tide can flow fairly speedily in sections of the lake near the mouth - making it fun for kids of all ages to float along with!

Reviewed By: Ange

Review Date: 02/11/2018

This trail is great for all ages, I recently did this walk when the wildflowers were in bloom and it was beautiful. Great sandy track, but don't forget the bug spray!

Reviewed By: Stacey

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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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