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Maroochy River Conservation Park walk

Maroochy River Conservation Park walk
Mudjimba
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Trail type
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Skill Level
2.8km
One-way Length
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One-way

A 2.5 km walk through the marvellous Maroochy River conservation park from Twin Waters to Mudjimba Beach.

SUITABLILITY
Suitable for all ages, including older walkers.

HIGHLIGHTS
Leave the noise of the traffic behind and enjoy the melodies of the Eucalypt forest birds, as you take this shady alternative walk to Mudjimba Beach from Novotel Twin Waters Resort.
Enjoy the light that gently filters through the open canopy to the bracken ferns below. There are also many opportunities to photograph the abundant birdlife in the park.
A track winds through the woods with an alternative smaller Platycerium Circuit, that loops back to the main track and continues over timber boardwalks in the swampy sections of the trail. The entire path is flat but narrow in places with some fallen timbers to traverse.
There is a section of track that can become very boggy and impassable after decent rainfall, located approximately 120m from the exit on the Mudjimba Beach side of the park, but if your car is parked back on the Twin Waters side, the walk to this point is still worth the effort.
For a change of scenery on your way back to the car, take the cleared road that follows the creek. This path can be accessed easily from the Mudjimba side of the park and is less boggy. If you’re lucky, you may see some canoeist paddling along the canal at high tide. The exit from this point is a little further along Ocean Road where the canal stops at the roadside.
Be sure to take the mosquito repellent.

AFTERWARDS
Mudjimba Esplanade, with its shops and playground is only 30m from the exit point on Cottonwood Street for refreshments, amenities, and a dip in the ocean. Twin Waters Village or the Novotel Resort also have coffee shops and restaurants.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: The trail starts directly off Ocean Road opposite Novotel Twin Waters Resort. Limited parking is available at the side of the road. Alternatively, you can park at Mudjimba Beach Esplanade and head down Cottonwood Street. Access to the trail is clearly marked.
To the end point: The end point is the same as the 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
  • Suitable for walking Suitable for walking black lines Suitable for walking
  • 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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  • Always follow any local signage, it contains key information and conditions can change at any time.
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    • 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.
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    • Always let someone know where you are going that isn’t going with you.
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  • 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.

Qld Parks and Wildlife Service

National Parks, Conservation Parks and some State Forests are managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Contact details are: https://www.des.qld.gov.au/contactus/

For current information on trail conditions and alerts go to https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts/#sunshinecoast

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