Emerald Woods

Sunshine Coast

A family-friendly 1.8km circular walk around one of the few remaining patches of coastal forest in Mooloolaba. This 45 min walk leads through a patch of coastal rain forest with towering paperbark trees and palms providing ample shade and valuable habitat for local wildlife.
Keep an eye out for the flying fox and bin chicken roosts on the western section of the walk and the odd water dragon sunning itself on the edge of the path.

Bird Watching
Wheelchair Accessibility
Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Mooloolaba, head for Goonawarra Drive and just beyond Yallanga Place, stop close to the bus stop.

There are access points from various surrounding streets.


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Route/Trail notes:

From the northern bus stop, the pathway heads anti-clockwise along Tuckers Creek and around the forest to the end of Amarina Avenue. Follow this road till it joins Goonawarra Drive, where you turn left back to the start.



Other References/Comments:

This flat, well shaded walk is suitable for all ages and family members – including dogs on leash. Also jogging, cycling, wheelchair and pram friendly. There is limited seating around the walk. Great for a family outing on a weekend afternoon. Families can stop at the play area halfway on the walk, located 100m off the path towards the north.


Never really regarded this as a ‘bushwalk’, but as it all but walking distance from home, thought I should check it out after someone recently posted it. And what a surprise. In the hearty of suburbia is this small enclave of wetland magic. Towering tree and palms of all descriptions as well as dense ground level foliage.

F.A.B. on 6 Feb, 2022


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