Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published August 6th 2020
A tranquil place to relax and unwind
Myora Springs is an area of beautiful wetlands formed by Capembah Creek on Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island. Although visitors are welcome at Myora Springs, with its boardwalks and interpretive signs, the site is significant to the Traditional Custodians of Minjerribah, the Quandamooka People.
Myora Springs provides residents and visitors alike with a tranquil environment to enjoy the fauna and flora of the island. The boardwalk follows the fresh spring water of Capembah Creek as it winds its way towards mangroves and Moreton Bay.
A boardwalk follows the freshwater creek on its path to Moreton Bay
Being freshwater, Capembah Creek also provides a cool break for families with children who enjoy paddling in shallow water and who are seeking a break from the beach. The clean water appears slightly brownish due to tannin staining from the surrounding trees.
The tannin-stained water of Capembah Creek is fresh and clean
Resting places are set along the way, with seats built onto lookout points over the creek. These are ideal escapes from the hustle and bustle of modern life, places where it is possible to simply sit and listen to the water flowing by, or whistling kites as they fly overhead.
Look out for whistling kites and other birds soaring above the treetops
Other wildlife that can be seen here include laughing kookaburras, brahminy kites, white bellied sea eagles, frogs, and fish. Dogs are not permitted at Myora Springs to protect the pristine environment and wildlife here.
Myora Springs is a protected habitat that sits within a conservation reserve
The tranquillity, shade, and wildlife make Myora Springs a welcome respite from the excitement offered at many of the island's other attractions such as land-based whale watching from the Gorge Walk, or swimming at Cylinder or Main Beach, each of which are patrolled by the Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club.
The tranquility of Myora Springs provides visitors with a rest from many of the more action-packed adventures available on the island
Myora Springs sits along the East Coast Road, about 4.5Km from Dunwich. To get to Dunwich, visitors to the island can catch either the Gold Cats Flyer water taxi, the Strabroke Ferries water taxi, or the Stradbroke Ferries vehicle barge. If coming over on one of the water taxis, these both meeting up with the island bus which has a stop near Myora Caravan Park. From there it is about a 500m walk to the Myora Springs boardwalk. Alternatively, if you've brought your own vehicle over on the barge, there is street parking alongside the entrance to the Myora Springs boardwalk.
Reaching Myora Springs is easy whether by public transport or with your own vehicle