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Alex Forest Conservation Area

Alex Forest Conservation Area
Alexandra Headland
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0.9km
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A surprisingly quiet and varied bushland reserve just metres from the surf at Alexandra Beach.

SUITABILITY
The trail is suitable for walkers – it is gravel/dirt, rises gently and has some well-spaced steps so it is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams. Dogs are permitted on a leash.

HIGHLIGHTS
Tucked away 250m from the beach and busy Aerodrome Road, this small area provides a cool walking track through 5.7 hectares of revegetated forest, offering 1km of trails.
There is a great diversity of habitat, including Wet Eucalypt, open forest, and Lowland Rainforest, featuring Flooded Gum, Bushbox and Tallowood, as well as Cabbage and Palm Trees.
The Reserve is an important suburban wildlife preserve for Ringtail Possums and Microbats, as well as a home to bush Turkeys.
AFTERWARDS
Enjoy strolling through nearby Nelson Park and the Alex Community Garden or walk back down the road to the beach and enjoy a cool drink at one of the coffee shops or restaurants.
HOW TO GET THERE
Access is from Alexandra Parade, turning east into Mari Street near the Alex Surf Club. The start of the walk is at the top of Mari Street before turning right to a gated community and is clearly signposted. Parking is on-Street
Access is also available from Tranquil Place or Woyin.

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  • 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
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  • Icon showing this activity does not have drinking water availableNo drinking water available
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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
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  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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Review Date: 19/08/2020

Beat the crowds, go bush and enjoy some quiet time with this little gem, only 250 metres from the beach. Great for walkers, doggy friendly on a leash too. A great one to add to your list of self-guided wildflower walks as Spring flowers were out in abundance. Read more about it here: https://www.weekendnotes.com/alex-forest-conservation-area/

Reviewed By: Elaine

Review Date: 04/05/2019

Great little walk about 1km through various forest types from tall Eucalyptus trees to a cabbage tree palm forest. Bonus it’s just a few hundred metres from a Alex patrolled beach and cafes and restaurants.

Reviewed By: Kerry

Review Date: 04/05/2019

Love walking through this area. I am very lucky to have it virtually on my back door step ! It’s nice to look out my kitchen window and see the beautiful scenery off the tree line. It’s nice to adventure through talk the small pathways. The volunteers do a great job of maintaining and caring for it.

Reviewed By: Michelle

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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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