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Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk

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by Lucy (subscribe)
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Published November 10th 2016
A beautiful spot overlooking Pumicestone Passage
Mangrove Boardwalk, Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Boardwalk,
Pumicestone Passage - image taken by writer


Golden Beach is home to a unique section of mangroves that the general public can easily explore and appreciate. We certainly enjoyed our early morning stroll through this peaceful part of the southern Sunshine Coast.

Mangrove Boardwalk, Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Boardwalk,
Lookout over the water - image taken by writer


This delicate ecosystem has been preserved with the installation of a raised boardwalk and a bird hide overlooking Pumicestone Passage and the northern section of Bribie Island. We found it very pleasant to sit and watch the birds and water creatures from the boardwalk and a highlight was watching a couple of pelicans come into land.

Mangrove Boardwalk, Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Boardwalk,
Costigan Boardwalk - image taken by writer


The Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk itself is a popular spot to walk along the Golden Beach foreshore. There are seats and lookouts and signposts along the boardwalk providing educational information about the local mangrove habitat.

Mangrove Boardwalk, Costigan Mangrove Boardwalk, Golden Beach, Caloundra, Boardwalk,
Delicate ecosystem - image taken by writer


We discovered that this particular area is home to six different species of mangroves - spotted, grey, orange, milky and yellow. The roots of these unusual mangroves play an important role in protecting baby fish. The mangrove branches also provide homes for native and migrating birds.

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Boardwalk sign - image taken by writer
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Why? Learn about mangrove ecosystems
Where: Golden Beach, Caloundra
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A pretty area, Lucy, one I haven't been to!
by Elaine (score: 3|5843) 800 days ago
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