Round Hill Creek & Headland Track

Central Queensland

This walk combines both the Creek and Headland Tracks and provides a great little stroll from Captain Cook's Landing Memorial, along the foreshore via the 1770 Butterfly Walk to Round Hill's Bustard Bay and Wave Lookout's with splendid views in all directions.
It's worth planning for a swim along the calm shoreline of Round Hill Creek. Look out for the Blue Tiger Butterflies especially in autumn.

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

Take Round Hill Road to Agnes Water and turn left into Captain Cook Drive. Follow this through the Town of 1770 and up the hill to Captain Cook's Landing Memorial car park signposted on the left.


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

Route/Trail notes:

From the Memorial, head along the 1770 Butterfly Walk (signposted Round Hill Creek Track), so named due to the abundance of Blue Tiger butterflies that here in autumn and winter.  The track follows the foreshore and leads to the base of Round Hill, where you walk to the left out to Bustard Bay Lookout. On your way back from this lookout, take the left fork down to Wave Lookout and then return to the Memorial by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

From the left side of Wave Lookout, you can see a faint track that takes you out to the famous fishing rock ledge The Catwalk and from Bustard Bay Lookout to the south, you will likely see the fishermen precariously standing on the ledge.



Lovely walk, nice and easy with amazing views

Rhiannon Brooks on 26 Mar, 2022

Nice little track, very clear path with plenty of places to stop and admire the view.

Warlock Bride on 13 Jan, 2022

Lovely secluded beach for a swim!

ExplorerMates on 19 Feb, 2021

Staying at 1770 Camp Ground for a few days, made this an obvious choice for my first walk here. A stroll up the sand to the Memorial and then out to the lookouts was a great way to spend an early morning. Extended my walk by taking a goat track on the eastern side from the start of Round Hill, which lead back to the over spill car park and the Anchor memorial to Countess Russell.

F.A.B. on 19 Sep, 2018

Walked from the campground along the beach to the Captain Cook monument, then along the track to the headland. Added an extra 1.2km each way, mostly shaded and sheltered on the leeward side of the headland.

Suzanne on 21 Nov, 2016

An easy walk with stunning views, I would recommend doing it in the morning or afternoon as the lights nicer.

NerdTrails on 10 Sep, 2014

Lovely views from along track and at lookout.

Grumps on 2 Jan, 2014

Spectacular views.

dalehikes on 10 Dec, 2008

Is this where the catwalk is? Great fishing off the rocks on the other side

jocelyn on Jan, 2008


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