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Searys Creek Boardwalk

Fraser Coast

Great Sandy National Park (Cooloola)


Distance (kms):

0.2 kms

Time (hrs):

Allow 15 mins

Elevation gain (m):

6 m

Max. elevation (m):

35 m

Difficulty (Grade):

Easy (Grade 2)

Route type:





2WD Sufficient

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Stroll along a wooden boardwalk to a crystal clear, spring-fed creek, perfect for cooling down on a hot day. 

This moderately trafficked walk starts from the Seary’s Creek day-use area off Rainbow Beach Road, about 8 kilometres from Rainbow Beach.

The easy and short stroll along the boardwalk is through paperbark forest to two separate platforms where you can view the creek.

The spring-fed creek is crystal clear, albeit for its tea-colour from the surrounding tea trees. The creek is also surrounded by ferns and other native trees and wildflowers add a splash of colour in spring.

The creek is an excellent spot for cooling off on a hot day and is always chilly.

The creek can be alive with wildlife, including ornate rainbowfish, long-finned eels and freshwater catfish, as well as a range of birds.

Track: A wooden boardwalk that leads to two separate platforms on the water’s edge, with steps to help with entering the creek.

Difficulty: The track is suitable for all fitness levels and is wheelchair accessible.

Direction: This is an out-and-back track that returns the way it came.

getting there

The trail starts at the Seary’s Creek day-use area off of Rainbow Beach Road, 8 kilometres outside of Rainbow Beach, approximately 3 hours drive north of Brisbane.

Parking is typically ample for how trafficked the walk is, however can become busy during peak times.

best time to go

The walk can be completed year-round, however there is limited shade, so it is very hot during the warmer months during the middle part of the day.

Always check the Queensland Parks website for updates on track closures.

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Remember, whenever venturing into the outdoors, practice the Leave No Trace principles and be considerate of others. This means: dispose of your waste properly, don't remove things or move things from their natural position and respect all wildlife. Also be sure to plan ahead and adequately prepare for any adventure. 

I respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which all activities listed on this website are found, as well as Elders past, present and emerging. I strive to not promote sites where requests have been made for people not to explore due to the cultural significance of the site to Indigenous peoples, or note how to respectfully visit a site. If I have a promoted a site with cultural significance, please send me a message and let me know.   

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