Maroochy Wetland Conservation Park

Sunshine Coast

The Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary boardwalk passes through eucalypt, rain and mangrove forest down to the river. Native fauna including River Mangrove, Orange Mangrove, Swamp Oak, Milky Mangrove, Grey Mangrove, Native Wisteria, Flooded Gum, Bungwall Fern, Paperbarked Tea-Tree and Mangrove Fern. There is abundant bird life, as well as crabs, butterflies, reptiles, fish and other wildlife species that frequent the wetlands.

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


Getting there:

From David Low Way, take the Bli Bli Road at the roundabout (next to the Castle). At the top of the hill, bare right onto Willis Road and then right into Lefoes Road and right again into Sports Road to the end of the road. Signposted from Bli Bli Road.


Route/Trail notes:

The boardwalk meanders down to the Maroochydore River, where there is a pontoon and views of Mt Coolum.



Other References/Comments:

Check the tides tables, as the place is pretty uninspiring when the tide is out.

Also, as a mangrove swamp, the mosquitoes are rife and as big as cats! Spray up accordingly.



Anyone who grew up in the area likely took a field trip this mangrove bush walk. Its short with a design on teaching children about ecosystems and conservation. You will see lots of birds and crabs but also the mosquitos can get quite aggressive, definitely bring repellent. Not very suitable for jogging.

Brett Landers on 31 Dec, 2023

Very nice walk, we did it with 5 year old and 2 year old.

Daia on 11 Sep, 2022

Take the insect repellent WITH YOU on this walk- the little black mozzies are lethal.

Aussie Annie on 9 Apr, 2021

Love this little walk

Remi (Frog n Roo) on 20 Sep, 2020

What a beautiful little walk along the boardwalk. Spectacular paperbark & mangroves. Great views along the river to Mt Coolum & Buderim. Go now for PYO Strawberries from the Farm next door - it’s the season!

Nick.b on 21 Aug, 2020

Wetland walk with much variety.

Wanderlust on 28 Jul, 2020

lovely short flat walk on a beautiful winter's day. Worth a look even though it is very short and easy

Bobbe on 5 Jul, 2020

Nice walk. Taking mosquito repellent is a must. Not much bird life but it was the middle of a gloomy day. Must return early or late one day. Very well prepared walkways.

Graeme "Watto" on 21 May, 2020

Nice Sunday morning stroll catching the fog lifting of the maroochy river

J on 29 Jul, 2018

Easy walking along boardwalk, with occasional seating for rests. Took some food and drink and enjoyed sitting at the river watching the boats go by (no seating, so sat on the timber wharf. In strawberry season, visit the strawberry farm next door for the biggest and juiciest strawbs!

mangogirl on 24 Jun, 2018

See birdlife, crabs, butterflies, mangroves and rainforest on this easy walk. Spray copiously in deet though, mosquitoes in their millions, and they’re very hungry!

SparkySparkler on 7 Apr, 2018

I'd done this before without the self guided booklet, definitely get the booklet and stop and wait for the orange claws to reappear after you e frightened them away.

The Lizard King on 1 Sep, 2017

Really nice boardwalk. It's nice and clean with lots of different kinds of mangroves.

Ian and Sue on 17 Jun, 2017

Did this walk in the night, my friends and i go here to get away from everything it is very peaceful on the pontoon at the end.

Roxy McKee on 17 Mar, 2017

This popped up on Instagram #visitsunshinecoast, so, as it just down the road, I thought I had better go check it out as a 'new' walk.

F.A.B. on 17 Feb, 2017


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