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Orana Esplanade Cycling and Walking Path

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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
Beautiful beaches and parklands
The paved pathway along Orana Esplanade at Point O'Halloran in Victoria Point forms part of the Redland City Cycling and Walking network.

Walking and cycleway along Orana Esplanade
Walking and cycleway along Orana Esplanade


This section of pathway is on the edge of the Moreton Bay Marine National Park. Although no fishing, crabbing, or shellfish collection may be undertaken here, dogs who are kept on the leash are welcome.

Moreton Bay Marine Park
Moreton Bay Marine Park


This section of pathway begins at the corner of Pt Halloran Road and Orana Esplanade. There is ample on-street parking here. Although cars aren't able to follow this pathway without interruption by parks, pedestrians and cyclists are able to follow the path right the way down to the Victoria Point Ferry Terminal from which ferries cross over to Coochiemudlo Island. The parklands alongside the path have facilities such as water fountains, benches, and doggy poop bag dispensers.

A peaceful spot to sit and think along the path
A peaceful spot to sit and think along the path


There are also a number of access points to the sandy beaches along the route including stairs and ramps some of which are suitable for launching kayaks from at high tide. The beaches are beautiful, and mostly shallow, although it is worth keeping in mind that there are no surf lifesavers along this route. Although high tides tend to swallow these beaches temporarily, at low tide it is possible to walk out quite some distance looking at crabs, shells, and the like. Tide times for Victoria Point can be checked here to help plan your trip.

Steps down to a sandy beach
Steps down to the ocean or a sandy beach, depending on the tide


There are a number of beautiful shade trees that children can play amongst, and some suitable for climbing, along the route which is flat and easy to follow. As always on the edge of Moreton Bay, insect repellant is recommended along with sunscreen and hats.

There are a number of beautiful shade trees that children can play amongst
There are a number of beautiful shade trees that children can play amongst


This charming walk offers a peaceful environment without the crowds that are often seen at some of Redland City's other beaches and parklands.

One of the many sandy beaches along the route
One of the many sandy beaches along the route
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Why? A walking and cycleway along beautiful parklands and beaches
When: Anytime
Phone: 07 3829 8999
Where: Victoria Point
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Note there are no toilets at Point O' Halloran, so as beautiful as it is, it is not ideal for picnics. Shame, though I am sure the residents are pleased.
by mdunn (score: 1|33) 91 days ago
Great article Meg with some appropirate images to match. I'll be heading up there!
Kevin
by kevin (score: 1|53) 92 days ago
A great path for wheelchair users with good parking
by gyl.s (score: 1|27) 89 days ago
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