Elanora Wetlands

Gold Coast

Elanora Wetlands Habitat is a Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) reserve in the upstream estuarine reaches of Tallebudgera Creek. Adjacent to tidal wetlands, a scenic walking track follows the perimeter of the Water Quality Control Centre (WQCC). There are excellent views of mangroves and saltmarsh vegetation along the track where they form a thin fringe along the creek.

Bird Watching
Swamp or Wetland
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Part at either Martin Sheils Park, 36 Tallebudgera Creek Rd ELANORA (walk across the bridge), or navigate to the Elanora Treatment Plant at the end of Tallebudgera Rd, ELANORA.


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Route/Trail notes

The track is well defined, there is not much signage though.  Use the attached GPS for further guidance



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The hardest part of this walk is finding a parking spot. Once found, it is a lovely casual walk along a short trail. Signage was reasonable and it did get a little smelly near the end, but not too bad.

Brian on 6 Sep, 2020

Did this as part of a longer walk through to Burleigh. Good circuit and very local.

Chantelle on 8 Jun, 2018

A bit smelly from the treatment plant but it's not too bad. Apparently a good spot for birding but didn't see many due to the time of the day.

rob.bushman on 4 Mar, 2017


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