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Nature Walk or Cycle Along the Moreton Bay Cycleway from Thornlands to Victoria Point

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by Meg Forbes (subscribe)
Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane. https://www.instagram.com/megforbesphotography/
Published May 2nd 2020
A beautiful section of the Moreton Bay Cycleway
The Moreton Bay Cycleway is a diverse network of recreational paths that can be divided up into bite-sized sections that are mostly flat and suitable for all ages. The paving and boardwalks are well-maintained making them wheelchair accessible, although some do have slight inclines in places.

Moreton Bay Cycle Way between Thornlands and Victoria Point
Moreton Bay Cycleway between Thornlands and Victoria Point


This article covers a section from Beveridge Road in Thornlands to the waterfront in Victoria Point. There are two playgrounds along the way, water bubblers, and a picnic shelter.

Closeup of the signed route on the Moreton Bay Cycleway
Closeup of the signed route on the Moreton Bay Cycleway


This beautiful trail hugs the shoreline, although the mangrove environment means you won't have too many water views until you reach the end.

Mangroves along the Moreton Bay Cycleway
Mangroves along the Moreton Bay Cycleway


Despite this, the often shaded path is fringed by beautiful parklands and protected environmental zones. At the Thornlands end, there is a long section of connected bridges that provide an unusual birds-eye view of mangroves and a section of Eprapah Creek.

Elevated bridge above Eprapah Creek
Elevated bridge above Eprapah Creek


At the Victoria Point end, there is a newly-built raised boardwalk that passes above the salt marshes of Pt O'Halloran Conservation Reserve.

A new section of boardwalk above Pt Halloran Conservation Park
A new section of boardwalk above Pt Halloran Conservation Park


Each of these raised platforms offers excellent bird and wildlife viewing. In the early mornings and late afternoons, you may be fortunate enough to see wallabies, while birds such as kingfishers and honeyeaters are present throughout the day. Occasionally, especially in the late afternoon, it is possible to see koalas as they wake up to forage or move trees

A variety of birds and wildlife can be seen along the route
A variety of birds and wildlife can be seen along the route


At the end of the route, you will be rewarded with beautiful bay views that extend towards North Stradbroke Island. After a play and a paddle, it's time to head back on the well-maintained pathway. The return trip is about 5 - 6km, depending on how far you choose to ride along the waterfront before heading for home.

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Why? A flat, shaded pathway suitable for cycling or walking and for people of all ages
When: Anytime
Phone: Redland City Council 07 3829 8999
Where: Thornlands to Victoria Point in Redland City
Cost: Free
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Lovely part of the coast.
by May Cross (score: 3|6473) 26 days ago
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