Walk on Water Track

New South Wales

This short walk invites you to see beautiful bushland and mangroves while experiencing the Aboriginal cultural heritage that makes this area so special.

Starting from Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, you’ll follow a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and walking track through eucalypt forest, woodlands and swamp forests, before emerging among the diverse mangrove communities along Tweed River.

Read about the plants, animals, bush tucker and culture of the Minjungbal people from interpretive signage along the way. For a fascinating local perspective, why not take a guided tour from Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre?

See Bora Ring, a sacred Aboriginal site traditionally used for men’s initiation ceremonies. Today, it continues to be an important place for Minjungbal people, providing a spiritual link with their ancestors.

This easy walk also offers great birdwatching opportunities. Keep your binoculars handy to see shorebirds and waders like the greater egret and royal spoonbill.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Swamp or Wetland

Getting there

Start at Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre.


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not too bad, but there were a lot of mozzies...

Henry Lin on 9 Jan, 2021

Very enjoyable in winter. Had to “deal” with a blue-tongued lizard on the trail. Remarkable volume level as he/ she was hissing at me. Wouldn’t label the track anymore suitable for wheelchairs. The bitumen path has certainly seen better days.

Wanderlust on 31 Jul, 2020

Nice easy walk, you wouldn’t know the busy Gold Coast was so close. The boardwalks wind through some nice mangroves. Possible to jump off the boardwalk and explore further to the east too.

MattyRx on 5 Aug, 2019

Really lovely easy walk.

Suzanne on 21 Jul, 2019

So many mozzies! Started out at the visitor centre and walked through the bush (and the mozzies) to get to the boardwalk. Nice walk. But we headed west on the way back and followed the fire trail back to the Duffy Street. Then followed Duffy Street back to the visitor centre to avoid the mozzies.

Troy on Mar, 2019

The quiet atmosphere near the bora ring is palpable.

Chantelle on 8 Jan, 2018

A short flat walk. Plenty of wildlife to be seen. Be on the lookout for butterflies and finches including fairy-wrens. Seconding the recommendation to bring mosquito repellent.

rob.bushman on 29 Feb, 2016

Lots of Mossies, so we recommend taking insect repellant. Apart from that not a bad walk. I reckon it's the best looking mangrove Boardwalk I've seen. It was actually quite picturesque, so we'll done to those who built the boardwalk. Also the signs were quite informative, being a little different to those found in the national parks.

Ian and Sue on 2 Jan, 2015


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