Federation Walk

Queensland

This is an easy 3km walk (6km if you go to the end and back) along a well made path through the sand dunes of The Spit. It's perhaps the closest walk to Surfers Paradise and provides a unique insight into the coastal dune network.
The walk starts at the beach carpark on the opposite side of the road from the entrance to Sea World (you'll need to go around the roundabout to get to the carpark). It's basically a 3km stretch of sand dunes, beach and sheoak trees and the path is made of compacted gravel, so it's easy to walk on. There are a couple of small inclines, but nothing too dramatic. The path ends at the Gold Coast Seaway where, on a clear day, you can get an excellent view south down the beach along the entire stretch of the Gold Coast right down to Coolangatta. You can then turn around and walk 3km back, or have someone pick you up at the end.
Take plenty of water on a hot day because there are only amenities at the start and finish of the walk and parts of the track have no shade.

Dogs Permitted
Coastal

Comments

Really nice Sunday walk. Overcast day so wasn't too hot. Had trouble finding the start point so ended up walking 2km over the actual walk. There was lots of species of birds with a beautiful beach backdrop. I would recommend to anyone wanting to partake in a flat enjoyable walk next to the beach.

Guesty12345 on 3 Dec, 2017

Nice easy walk. Good to bring the dog too.

rob.bushman on 18 Jul, 2010

I use to run this track daily when living in Surfer Paradise. There use to be some good gym equipment along the way

Aussie Weekend Warrior on Mar, 2006

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