Horseshoe Bay - Rotary Lookout

North Queensland

A short 10min pathed walk through some light vegetation, past some really beautiful rocks and up to a viewing platform over Horseshoe Bay

Bird Watching
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Find the Sign on the southern end of the beach carpark. Follow the Trail


There is a map at the start of the trail near the rotary lookout sign

Route/Trail description 

Slightly uphill with some stairs cut into the rocks. Very beautiful view of the bay from the top  


No permits or costs 

GPS Tracks

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Beautiful walk. Midday is far too hot in January. Am looking forward to returning at a more appropriate time for the full headland walk

ct__ on 2 Jan, 2022

This is a must-do walk for everyone!! The easy walk takes you to some spectacular views and if you branch off the track you can walk to Murray bay as well, which is well worth the effort! It's enjoyable the whole way along!!

Elese M on 8 Sep, 2020

Actually did the complete Cape Edgecumbe walking trail which started in Horseshoe Bay and went for about 2.5kms. Fairly solid elevation but great views over Bowen and surrounds. Really enjoyed this one.

maverick0208 on 29 Jun, 2020

I did this walk a few times while I was working in Bowen - it was awesome!

Very easy to get to and stunning views at the end. Add a walk to Rose Bay or Murray Bay from here and return the same way (or via the road) and it is quite a nice invigorating walk.

candycroc on 2019


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