Myora Springs - Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island

Myora Springs - Minjerribah North Stradbroke Island


Posted 2020-08-07 by Meg Forbesfollow
Myora Springs - Minjerribah / North Stradbroke Island

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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