Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
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 Cycleway between Thornlands and Victoria Point
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.
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
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.