Elanda to Fig Tree Point

Great Sandy National Park
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Stroll through the Cooloola wilderness to the pleasant Fig Tree Point campground.

Note (29/10/2020): The southern section of the Cooloola Wilderness Trail from Elanda Point to Fig Tree Point is not accessible due to the Kin Kin Creek walk bridge having washed away during flooding. Planning for a new bridge is underway (ref https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/cooloola/camping/figtree-point)

No Dogs Permitted
Swamp or Wetland
Eucalypt Forest

Getting there

Head towards Boreen Point (which is marked in any road map). The road to Elanda Point leads North from Boreen Point leaving just before you get to the town if heading in from the Bruce Highway.

Route/Trail notes

The walk is well signposted, leaving from the Northern end of the Elanda Point campground. Follow this track for about 2km before heading left towards Kin Kin Creek. About 15-20 minutes later a sign post leads off to Fig Tree Point. Shortly before arriving at Fig Tree Point the track turns towards Harry's Hut. Return via the same track.

Permits/Costs

Fees apply to camping at Fig Tree Point and can be booked through the National Park office.

Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

GPS Tracks

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Comments

Completed the walk today. Was fully aware that the Kin Kin Bridge was still not in use as it was washed away a number of years ago in floods. As previous walkers have noted, it is possible to swim the short distance if you are wiling to get wet. I opted for the swim as the bush looked thick and tough to traverse to the west. The track itself once you get over to the northern side of the creek is quiet over grown but manageable. It doesn't get much foot traffic these days due to the situation with the bridge. There is a section that where the track seems to disappear to a bit of a clearing. Be cautious of this and just stick right whenever you think you are suppose to go left. If you get stuck you can always walk south through bush to orientate your self with the creek. The track is meant to follow the creek. Had lunch out at Fig tree point, very nice and toilets are available, will camp at this site once the bridge fixed. Returned through the same track on the way home. Good day out, 5hrs in total. Would rate this a medium due to some difficulties navigating if walker is not paying close attention

Carter on 22 Sep, 2021

Easy nice walk

J on 13 May, 2017

A fairly easy flat walk, although the first 5km from Elanda Point to Kin Kin creek was deceiving because it was longish grass and spongy to walk on and a bit more tiring than expected, plus very hot. After crossing the Kin Kin creek footbridge the flora changed to more tropical with a lot of palms providing plenty of shade. The track was good and had a gentle undulating terrain. There were a few patches of very boggy ground where I had to go off track scaling fallen logs to get through as the water was too deep for my boots. Small pleasant picnic area at Fig Tree Point. I had arranged with friends who were kayaking to pick me up at Fig Tree Point, so I kayaked back to Elanda. It was a very pleasant trip heading back through the waterlilies.

Rataholic on 7 Apr, 2012

Easy Walk, Fantastic Scenery

DrummerJeff on 3 Apr, 2011

A nice easy walk through a variety of grassland and forest. Mossies are bad at Fig tree.

Laurence Hallam on 16 Nov, 2009

Generally easy walk. Mostly flat, little sandy in some sections. Well shaded through most parts, beautiful walk through the trees and along Kin Kin Creek.

Definitely watch out for the Goannas at Fig Tree Point, they are not scared of humans and will try to scavenge and eat absolutely anything (way too much human interaction and tourists feeding/leaving rubbish). Around the back near the campsite is good for a quick lunch away from the Goannas if there is no-one camped back there, they dont seem to head around there too much.

Anonymous on 2008

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