When I first visited Coombabah Boardwalk Myola Section I was fascinated and curious about the other side of the reserve, the
reserve was alive with birds and the wattle was a brilliant yellow cascading into the water.
After a little research I found my way over to the other side and access via Rain Tree Glen.
But even though I saw the salt marshes and mangroves and walked the tracks and soaked in the diverse landscape,
I couldn’t find the lake. Why? The lake can only be accessed via Shelter Road.
Shelter Road Entrance
The weather was warm, so I thought I would go early, which turned out to be a big mistake the gates don’t open till 8am,
so keep that in mind and don’t forget the insect repellent.
There are a few parking spaces before the entrance to the track, however I parked on Shelter Road and walked down the
tarred road. The walking track meanders amongst tall Eucalypt gums and is very picturesque, but unfortunately without
the insect spray on, I had to keep moving, I took a quick photos of the interpretive signage and kept walking and
waving my arms about. I had the feeling a dark cloud was following me.
What wildlife inhabits Coombabah Lakelands?
Abundant birdlife and much more…
I loved the way it twisted and curved above the water. I might add the mosquitoes were not so fierce here nothing like in
the Eucalypt Woodland behind me.
It did open up but behind a timber bird hide with large slats big enough for a camera or binoculars for birdwatchers.
The lake was silent a very serene place, just the occasional sound of the water slapping the piers of the boardwalk.
It’s a fascinating place, the day I was there it was quiet never saw a living soul.
with an update, but next time I will be prepared.
Coombabah Lakelands Reserve
There are three quite distinct areas to visit all three below feature a map and details of how to access them.
Myola Section – Hansford Road
Rain Tree Glen- Off Pine Ridge Road
Shelter Road – Gold Coast Hwy (Brisbane Road)