Casuarina, Maculata, Hakea and Wild May trails loop

Karawatha Forest

Combine Casuarina, Maculata, Hakea and Wild May trails to create a circuit from the Illaweena Street picnic area. These wide multi use trails take you through areas of Spotted gum, Scribbly gum, casuarina and paperbark-lined lagoons.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
Cycling Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Park in the picnic area car park: 448 Illaweena Street, Karawatha QLD

Depending on the direction you choose to travel, the Wild May Trail begins to the immediate right after entering the picnic ground gates. Alternatively start on the Casuarina Trail end by walking over the wooden bridge on the far side of the picnic area. You may want to also add in the 1km Melaleuca Circuit which loops from where the Casuarina Trail begins.



Route/Trail notes

See the maps link above.



Other References

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Combined this with Melaleuca Circuit & Poets Rock and all up took 1 hour. Big open tracks. The Hakea trail is the most interesting landscape wise

ct__ on 14 Oct, 2022

Most practical loop walk from Illaweena Street.

Wanderlust on 24 May, 2022

Nice easy walk, close enough to main roads but feels like you're a lot further away by how quiet and peaceful it is.

Jane Mousley on 25 Jun, 2019

We combined this loop with the Melaleuca Circuit. All up my iPhone says the two loops were about 5.5km however the park guide suggests the combination should be 4km. It took us approximately 2hrs stopping admire along the way.

The reflection photo has been incorrectly labeled, it should read as the bridge at the junction of Hakea and Wild May Trails. I’m not sure how to edit photo captions but someone else may like to do that.

The Pages and co on 29 Apr, 2018


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