Freshwater Track
Gumbaingirr Country

45 min to 1 h 15 min

1.6 km

↑ 58 m
↓ -58 m

Hard track
This short return walk in Yuraygir National Park starts at Pebbly Beach campground and takes you along the track to the isolated Freshwater Beach where you can have a picnic and a swim before heading back. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaingirr people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-29.9399154,153.2590698)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway, M1, Dirty Creek.
  • Turn on to McPhillips Road then drive for 2.1 km
  • Continue onto Newfoundland Road and drive for another 3.7 km
  • Turn left onto Barcoongere Way and drive for another 920 m
  • Keep right onto Barcoongere Way and drive for another 1.3 km
  • Turn left onto Cabbage Tree Road and drive for another 5.8 km
  • Turn right onto Cabbage Tree Road and drive for another 570 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 640 m
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 470 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 590 m
  • Turn sharp right and drive for another 4 km
  • Turn slight right onto Freeshwater Trail and drive for another 830 m
Track Notes
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Continue another 800 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 800 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Freshwater Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 1.6 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
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