Red Rock Walking Trail

Central Queensland
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This picturesque walk crosses three beaches and corresponding headlands to Red Rock Headland, providing beautiful coastal scenery along the way. It is not uncommon to see a family of wallabies in the shade of one of the headlands, as well as White Bellied Sea Eagles cruising over the water.

Lookouts
Swimming
No Dogs Permitted
Coastal
Eucalypt Forest
99m
Maximum Elevation
41m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Take Round Hill Road to Agnes Water and turn right onto Springs Road. Follow this for 2.5km and take the track opposite Ready Creek Reserve (Paperbark Forest Boardwalk), with parking at the end. This 800m track is pretty bad, so if your car is precious, I would suggest you park on the right at the Reedy Creek Reserve and walk in.

Maps:

The Agnes Water & Town of 1770 Visitor Map is available from the Visitor Centre on Springs Road, Agnes Water.

Route/Trail notes:

From the parking area, walk down the boardwalk onto Springs Beach. Cross the beach to the right and you will see a large square pole that represents the official start of the walk. From here, follow the path, which continues to be marked by smaller squared poles, over the headland to Sunrise Beach, a further headland and then down onto Red Rock Beach, at the far end of which is Red Rock Headland and the end of the trail. Return by the same route.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

The houses hidden away on your right as you walk down, are an eco-development know as Sunrise at 1770.

Remember to take your swimmers and towel, for a quick dip on one of these often deserted beaches.

Comments

Great walk with interesting coastal views. Road to get in is fine, even for 2wd as long as you go slow. We had beautiful weather which made it even better.

Nick.b on 4 Aug, 2020

Took this walk first thing in the morning after a stay at Horizons kangaroo sanctuary in Agnes Water. Not a bad little jaunt but bit over it by the time we had finished. Good coastal scenery.

maverick0208 on 27 Jun, 2020

It is difficult to find good maps of the walking and driving tracks of Deepwater NP. The start of Red Rock walking trail is now easy to find (signed) but just which headland is Red Rock Headland? Our walk was 4.5 km one way so we must have gone beyond the ‘end’. Beautiful walk though. The NP map (collected at Agnes Waters Information centre) was an A4 page for the whole park - deatail was too small. And no info.

Kayleen on 2 Nov, 2019

This was not a very well advertised walk and I only found it on Springs Road by taking the only track off the road without a signpost! Well worth the effort, as this beach and shoreline trail to Red Rock Headland has great ocean views. As it was such a lovely day, I extended my walk by 2.8km, by walking the deserted beach from Red Rock to the next headland on the northern edge of Deepwater NP.

F.A.B. on 20 Sep, 2018

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