Tallebudgera Creek Circuit

Gold Coast
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This is a pristine waterway, one of the ‘must do walking tracks’ on the Gold Coast

Swimming
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Coastal
Swamp or Wetland
24m
Maximum Elevation
123m
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the carpark for David Fleys Wildlife Park, Loman Ln, Burleigh Heads QLD

Maps

Which maps cover the area?

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Permits/Costs

Nil

Other References

http://walkingthegoldcoast.com/tallebudgera-conservation-park/tallebudgera-conservation-park-walking-loop

Comments

Completed this walk today plus a detour up Burleigh Ridge. Nice walk, quite a bit is along beside houses with not much of a view but also some very lovely parts of the walk beside the water. Nice and flat except for the side trip up the hill.

Bobbe on 6 Mar, 2021

Love this little local gem

Sofia on 11 Feb, 2021

Lovely relaxing walk (except for the mosquitoes). Plentiful bird life and lots of little frogs in parts. We really dawdled and took our time to take in the area and did the complete walk in 2 hours.

Brian on 29 Dec, 2020

This track is now open again after the landslide. That part (north of the river) is the best bit - the rest is, as others have said, less than stellar.

Dino on 30 Sep, 2020

We had a crack at this today and it was definitely interesting.
Started the opposite direction due to not being able to find the start. Walked through the suburban streets for a while before coming to a nice stretch around Tallebudgera creek. Came around to join the bush path and found the track closed due to the landslide mentioned in previous comments. There was a small trail around the fence but it disappeared leaving us lost and bush bashing before finding our way back to a road and following it back for an extra 3km.

Bec on 28 Jul, 2020

Just for exercise. No need to put the walk on the wishlist.. ..For scenic views I would rather stick to the Ocean track return (presently still closed) from Fleys Wildlife Parl or head over to Burleigh Heads NP.

Wanderlust on 12 Jul, 2020

Decided to extend our walk from Burleigh Heads NP today by crossing the bridge and starting the circuit from the Talle holiday park. Really disappointing and nothing like gorgeous Burleigh.

First eastern bit was nice, the park was next to the creek so views were good but it turned very residential. This section was not great-- ugly houses and an badly maintained conservation park where you can barely see the creek. Crossed the bridge next to the Pacific Motorway to a regular shopping strip. The David Fleay Conservation Park was off the motorway. Tried to go through the Mangrove Track to cut through the other side but it was still closed due to landslides.

Okay to get some cardio in but wow what a disappointment. Pass and do some loops around Burleigh NP instead tbh

RB-98 on 9 Jul, 2020

Did this walk today with three boys 10, 12, 14.

Part of the track was closed due to land slide but we were able to go around and not centre too far from the main track.

Once you are out of Fleays section majority of the walk is on the road next to the creek and through residential area which is pretty but not a real “bush” walk.

EBouw on 29 Jun, 2020

No dogs allowed on either of these walks as they've recently put up signs.. you can drive to Palm Beach /
Currumbin Creek (5mins down the road) and walk your dog in a loop around the creek and over bridges, there is an off leash dog beach here too near the Currumbin Sports Club.

Rachel Stephens on 1 Feb, 2020

A lovely gentle stroll, bush, creek and ocean and of course coffee

RosieG on 16 Nov, 2019

6.78km loop, really lovely easy walk

Suzanne on 7 Jul, 2019

Great walk - a bit few "steep" bits at the start but pretty flat after that.

Go under the main David Fleay's sign - follow the path to the right - mangrove walk- when you get to Ocean road go directly across and down the stairs. At bottom of stairs take Pindari Ave on the left and then Elanora Drive on the right right down to Awoonga Ave. This goes along Tally Creek to the bridge - go right across the bridge then right on the other side to follow the path along the water until Murlong Cres. Follow Murlong ( short) until Tallebudgera Drive, go right along Tally Drive until you hit the motor way - path goes right and across the bridge , right again through the park then along the road back to David Fleays !!!

Skye Skeff on 26 Apr, 2019

We had trouble finding the start of the walk by you actually do walk under the sign for David Fley’s Wildlife Park. The walking track then veres off to the right. There is a map before the sign which shows where the path actually goes. I wish we’d paid more attention because we got confused and ended up turning back before finishing. The track goes for about 1.5km and then you come to a street. There armed steps directly across the road that go down to another street. That’s where it seems to end. The map shows that you then follow the streets, turning left and then immediately to to the right and then right again to go back to Tallebudgera Creek. The track probably resumes there though we didn’t get there. Have a good look at the map before you start. Sorry I did’t photograph it.

Ian and Sue on 13 Apr, 2019

We had trouble finding the start of the walk by you actually do walk under the sign for David Fley’s Wildlife Park. The walking track then veres off to the right. There is a map before the sign which shows where the path actually goes. I wish we’d paid more attention because we got confused and ended up turning back before finishing. The track goes for about 1.5km and then you come to a street. There armed steps directly across the road that go down to another street. That’s where it seems to end. The map shows that you then follow the streets, turning left and then immediately to to the right and then right again to go back to Tallebudgera Creek. The track probably resumes there though we didn’t get there. Have a good look at the map before you start. Sorry I did’t photograph it.

Ian and Sue on 13 Apr, 2019

it was okay. Good for a first trail, getting used to it.. Very educational walk, learnt about the grey mangroves.

Anesu on 2 Jul, 2017

A nice one for the late afternoon or early morning, most of the track does not have tree coverage so bring a hat. Great views to be seen along the way. Plenty of places to stop for a picnic or swim.

rob.bushman on 5 Mar, 2017

Great walk with beautiful scenery.

Chantelle on 4 Jan, 2015

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