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Maroochy River to Bli Bli Circuit

Maroochy River to Bli Bli Circuit
Bli Bli
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11.0km
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A 12km cycle that takes you over the David Low Way Bridge, past sugar cane fields, parks and the glorious Maroochy River.

SUITABILITY
Suitable for experienced bike riders only if committing to the full 12km loop as there is sections of busy road. Children can enjoy sections of the circuit near parks.
The loop can be walked but the Bli Bli – David Low Way road section from Godfreys Road/ John Lantry Park is exposed with only a bike lane until you reach the Bli Bli Bridge.

HIGHLIGHTS
Nothing beats the broad, sweeping views of the Maroochy River from the motorway bridge – a definite stopping point for photos if you haven’t already snapped a few from along the river pathway leading to the bridge. A popular fishing spot called The Cod Hole is sure to have a few keen fishermen moored up just underneath.
Once off the bridge take a sharp right-hand U turn and follow the road under the motorway bridge along Godfreys Road (Not Godfreys Ave). Exit this road left onto the David Low Way – Bli Bli road, past the cane fields until you reach Muller Park. This sprawling park area is perfect for a break or a stroll along the banks of the Maroochy River.
After crossing the Bli Bli Bridge you’ll pedal uphill towards the spectacular Bli Bli Castle then a downward slope leads you to the second of three bridges in this circuit. This homeward section takes you over the last but most architecturally impressive foot bridge to your starting point at Fishermans Road.

AFTERWARDS
If completing the ride on a Sunday you can enjoy a stroll through Fishermans Market stalls. There’s an off-leash dog park at the start of the river pathway if you only want to stick to the south side of the river with BBQ facilities, water and toilets. These amenities are also available in the Fishermans Road parking area.

HOW TO GET THERE
To the starting point: Park at Fishermans Road and cross David Low Way at the lights and begin the circuit anti clockwise as this route keeps you on the river footpath and off the road. You’ll have to cross over David Low Way at the lights on Diura Street to access the pathway over the Motorway Bridge.

To the end point: As this is a circuit 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
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  • 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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  • Fires prohibited Fires prohibited Fires prohibited
  • Camping prohibited Camping prohibited Camping prohibited
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