King Island

South East Queensland

A 2km return walk from Wellington Point along the sand spit at low tide, good for all , kids can play in water, get some sand between your toes, take your dog during the week, enjoy the water and unique views out over the bay.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted

Getting there

Drive to Wellington Point, find a park and head Northish out across the sand spit from the little beach on the Northern side of the park area.


No map required.

Route/Trail notes

Walk across the sand to the island.

Best at low tide up to mid tide, after that the sand spit is getting covered in water and you will be stuck on the island.

Wear a hat, no shade on this walk.


An icecream at the end from the shop.....

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Nice easy walk along an exposed sandbar at low tide. Glad we wore shoes as there were some sharp places underfoot, especially if you walk out past King Island as far as you can. Low tide happened to be around sunset, so we stayed for that too!

Suz on 30 Jul, 2022

Very nice, will do again!

Daia on 25 Apr, 2022

did years ago when i could carry M on my back. Also did with trisha. Ptob atound gr 3 or 4?

A on 1 Oct, 2021

It is fun to walk to an island.

Penny on 2021

Went with the kids who enjoyed looking at the shells and coral on the sand bar and running through the trees once on the island.
Pleasant stroll but a busy spot. The park at Wellington Point is lovely and worthy of a picnic, fish and chips or ice cream stop!
We walked to the far end of the island and it was approximately 3kms return.

Mark on 30 Dec, 2020

Gorgeous view in every direction. Fresh breezes later in the arvo.

Wanderlust on 8 Mar, 2020

Lovely sandy walk across the bay with great views of coast.

Jude on 23 Oct, 2019

Fantastic walk, just beautiful

Bobbe on 4 Oct, 2019

Fantastic walk, just beautiful

Bobbe on 4 Oct, 2019

Fantastic walk, just beautiful

Bobbe on 4 Oct, 2019


Suzanne on 29 Jul, 2019


Suzanne on 29 Jul, 2019

Great little walk for everyone

Adzventurez on 5 May, 2019

I do this walk probably once a month. Very easy walk but of course check when it is low tide as it then becomes a swim if you get caught out there when the tide rises. The sand isn't exactly nice and smooth in parts so take thongs or wear shoes. There can be a lot of people doing this walk with their puppy dogs but plenty of room to not be crowded and always lovely to pat a friendly dog along the way. A hat is a must as there is no shade out until the island and there is a lot of gravel like sand there so that's were you will need the thongs. There are mangroves/trees on the teeny tiny little island but its more for the walk out there than to explore the island anyway. A pretty little walk for the kids to enjoy and still be able to have a swim while walking along if you want.

Janelle on Jan, 2019

Lovely walk! We did this probably a bit late on the return tide and walked back through knee deep water but it was all part of the adventure. Great walk for young kids!

Exploringonfoot on Nov, 2018

Take a pair of thongs ... gravel, not sand can be tough on your bare feet

Stephen M on 29 Aug, 2018

Yep, great spot

drewmac on 9 Dec, 2017

Once again, a favourite and always great

drewmac on 26 Nov, 2017

Great walk for the little ones. Need to do a low tide and if you are early enough you can bring your dog.

Exploringonfoot on 6 Oct, 2017

definitely do this. see it on Gizmos' Adventures

gizmobazz on 27 Sep, 2017


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