Berrinba Wetlands Circuit

30 min to 1 h 15 min
10 min to 30 min

2.9 km
circuit

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Easy track
Starting from the car park on Wayne Goss Drive, Berrinba, this walk takes you on a circuit in the Berrinba Wetlands Nature Refuge, visiting many lookouts and bird hides along the way. Expect a pleasant and refreshing stroll along a flat concrete track that is wheelchair friendly. As a plus, dogs are allowed on leash in the area, meaning you can bring the whole family and enjoy a peaceful picnic by the water. The lookouts along the way provide you with panoramic views of the area, and are quite popular among birdwatchers. You have a chance to spot heaps of bird species including the resident pelicans. Take your time and appreciate the varied scenery throughout your journey, and read the informative signposts to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. Plenty of seats are provided for you to rest and eat. The track is mostly shaded, but some sunscreen and a hat won’t hurt. Although it’s not a demanding hike, it can be pretty hot and humid in warmer months. Let us begin by acknowledging the 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.6667396,153.0784906)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Mount Lindesay Highway, 13
  • Turn on to Beaudesert Road then drive for 570 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Wayne Goss Drive and drive for another 325 m
  • Turn left onto Wayne Goss Drive and drive for another 580 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 65 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park on Wayne Goss Drive(100 metres southeast of Berrinba Interpretive Centre), head along the railed concrete switchback track gently downhill. Turn left at the T intersection and head towards the water, then continue straight on 2 intersections to align with the foreshore to your left. Follow the concrete track as it pivots around the water to continue along Berrinba Wetlands Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 70 m turn left.
After another 40 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
After another 6 m pass a seat (95 m on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 80 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 40 m turn left.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass a seat (20 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 70 m long)
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Demeia Road, Marsden. Details below.
After another 20 m turn left.
After another 120 m find the "Sacred Kingfisher Lookout" (50 m on your left).
Sacred Kingfisher Lookout
Sacred Kingfisher Lookout

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After another 80 m pass a seat (5 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 165 m come to the "Birdhide" (20 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 195 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 20 m continue straight.
Keep left.
After another 90 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 55 m pass a seat (9 m on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 100 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 165 m pass a seat (on your left)., has no backrest.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 50 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 15 m find a seat., has no backrest.
After another 255 m find a seat., has no backrest.
After another 140 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 40 m turn left.
After another 8 m turn left.
After another 75 m pass a seat (on your right)., has no backrest.
After another 125 m find a seat., has no backrest.
After another 90 m pass the sign (6 m on your left).
Then pass a seat (6 m on your left)., has no backrest.
Then pass the "Synergy" (40 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Billabong Lookout, providing you a more panoramic view of the lake/creek. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn sharp right.
After another 60 m pass the water tap (30 m on your left).
Turn sharp left.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
After another 30 m pass the "Berrinba Interperative Centre" (on your left).

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Continue straight.
Keep right.
After another 25 m pass the BBQ (15 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the water tap (15 m on your left).
After another 35 m come to the end.

An alternate access point from/to Demeia Road, Marsden.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 15 m come to the end.

This little side trip takes you to the Billabong Lookout, providing you a more panoramic view of the lake/creek.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
Find the seat at the start. , has no backrest.
Find the BBQ at the start.
Turn left.
Then cross the bridge
Find the Synergy at the start.
After another 10 m come to "Billabong Outlook".
Continue another 0 m to find Billabong Outlook at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 25 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Berrinba Wetlands Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2.9 km
Time 30 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 2.8 km from the start.

Seat: There are 15 on route, on average they are 185 m apart with the largest gap of 325 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
2.8 km[toilet]
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