Elanda Circuit via Mill Point

Great Sandy National Park
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Walk through allocasuarina and paperbark forests. Take a 400m side track to Mill Point and follow the self-guided historical walk to the site of a timber mill township that flourished from 1872 to 1892.

Swimming
Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
No Dogs Permitted
No Cycling Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Eucalypt Forest
17m
Maximum Elevation
12m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Head to Boreen Point along McKinnon Drive, turning right into Louis Bazzo Drive. As you enter Boreen Point, the road takes a sharp right into Laguna Street, but turn left into Lake Flat Road and follow this for 2km and on a left hand bend, you will see the gravel road into Habitat Noosa on your right. The public car park is on the right just before the private campsite, where all the walks start.

Maps:

Cooloola Recreation Area .

Route/Trail notes:

The walk start across the gravel road from the car park and is well signed, mostly on mown tracks and fire trails. From the start, the tracks circumnavigates the campground, before taking a left out to the chimney remnants of the farmhouse dairy. From here a 400m walk takes you to Mill Point.  Return to the chimney and turn left, back towards the campground. As you reach the campsite, a signed track to the right will take you back to the start.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Have your swimmers and a towel handy, as following the short track at the back of the car park will get you to a sanded area beside Lake Cootharaba.

Comments

Did it twice and I ll go back again.

Remi (Frog n Roo) on 30 Aug, 2020

Camping at the revitalised Habitat Noosa, this was an obvious starting point for a few walks in the area. With the lush grassed forest area, this is a kangaroo heaven; I have never seen such huge Eastern Greys in my life.

F.A.B. on 3 Oct, 2018

An interesting walk back in time. The cemetery was a bit creepy but the ruins closer to the campground captured our attention more. The early European settlers here encountered much hardship and death. The walk is very pleasant along the mown trails and easy to navigate with plenty of signage. We came across a huge Eastern Grey kangaroo on approach to the chimney. We watched it hop away before we resumed the remainder of the walk to Mill Point. The paperbacks and wetland along this part of the trail are pretty infested with mosquitos. The campground and the lake is close by to the ruins and is a nice way to finish the walk.

Wayne's Walking Adventures on 16 Jan, 2018

Very easy walk but do remember to take mosquito repellent with you, even in winter.

Marisa on 29 Jun, 2017

Lovely grass paths, flat and nice view at the end. Really bad mozzies tho.

Pumpkin Peta on 26 Jun, 2017

Very easy flat walk , make sure you have mozzie repelent !!!!

J on 19 Mar, 2017

Flat and not too far. Good views and informative signs on the area's history.

rob.bushman on 14 Aug, 2016

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