Paradise is back!
This wonderful walking track is now back in action, there’s been some changes but the good news is you can now walk the 1.5 kilometre public walkway from Ocean Parade Burleigh Heads to David Fleay Wild Life Park.
I’m going to leave the post below in tack, it’s a bit of history of what happened, here is the updated page.
What about the rest of the walking track connected to this boardwalk?
Recently reference was made in the local newspaper about connecting the boardwalk to the existing walking track part of Tallebudgera Conservation Park; this track follows Tallebudgera Creek to an entrance at Ocean Parade. Unfortunately no funding has been allocated to upgrade this unique walk. (Update – walk now completed)
I am aware that there were a number of footbridges that were deemed unsafe due to termite infestation. I am also under the impression that the funding process for this part of the walking track involves quite a complex process.
The entrance is hard to see and parking for only a couple of cars. It’s takes a bit of effort to find it.
Few know about it…
This is where the problem starts, very few know that this walking track even exists, I have lived in the area for many years and only became aware of it in 2008. Understandably locals don’t want hordes of people using this track and spoiling the beauty and solitude of this location, it is quite captivating.
Sand Islands and the pristine waters of Tallebudgera Creek appear at every turn of the walking track and the birdlife is prolific, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos screeching overhead, it is without doubt one of the most picturesque walking tracks on the Gold Coast.
Loop walk around Tallebudgera Creek not yet complete…
When this walking track is upgraded you will be able to enjoy a complete loop around Tallebudgera Creek.
Depending on how fit you are and how far you want to walk.
- Start at Tallebudgera Drive, Palm Beach (across from the Tallebudgera Life Saving Club) or drive to the end of Tallebudgera Drive.
- Walk along the service road at the end of Tallebudgera Drive, the M1 overpass is on your left and at the end you will see a small foot bridge, cross this footbridge with your camera ready to take some great shots of picturesque Tallebudgera Creek, you are now in West Burleigh.
- After crossing this small bridge turn right and walk along Tallebudgera Creek Road, keep going till you reach the traffic lights.
- Continue on and you see the David Fleay Wildlife Park signage.
- Turn right and walk down to the carpark, from here you can access Tallebudgera Conservation Park (Burleigh side).
- Continue along the Mangrove Walk while enjoying the beautiful views of Tallebudgera Conservation Park with views of Palm Beach.
- The walking track finishes at Ocean Parade, Burleigh.
When the boardwalk is repaired and the existing track is upgraded you will have a serious walking loop that encompasses a complete loop around Tallebudgera Creek.
This is something that locals and visitors would enjoy. (Best done in the cooler months)
Things are happening behind the scenes
I am aware there are many behind the scenes working to get this walking track restored so I thought I would do my bit and put together a short slide show to publicly showcase the beauty of this location.
Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park – ‘Paradise Lost For The Moment’
A little bit of history now with the walking trail now open these photos in this slideshow are four years old, and feature some of the old bridges.