Cycling / Canoeing in Australia

Katerine Gorge (Canoe) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCycling / CanoeingDateEarly Apr
Region/PlaceNorthern Territory (North), Nitmiluk NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteFirst Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe)
NotesA scenic canoe trip along the peaceful Katherine River. There is a short section between the First and Second Gorge where it's necessary to carry your canoe/kayak.
Katherine Gorge (1st Gorge), First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah747

Katherine Gorge (2nd Gorge), First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah749

Canoeing in Katherine Gorge (2nd Gorge), First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah753

Canoeing in Katherine Gorge (2nd Gorge), First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah750

Canoeing in Katherine Gorge (2nd Gorge), First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah752

Portage between 1st and 2nd Katherine Gorges, First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah755

Katherine Gorge (2nd Gorge), First Gorge - Second Gorge (Canoe) (T), Nitmiluk NP, Northern Territory, Australia, 9-Apr-03, ah748

 
Moreton Island circuit (Cycle) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainHeathland / Moorland, Coast / Beach, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateMid Jun
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Moreton Bay), Moreton Island NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)67Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteTangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills (N1) - Mirapool - Rous Battery - Eagers Creek - [Honeyeater Lake - Blue Lagoon Circuit side trip] - Blue Lagoon (N2) - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma (Wrecks)
NotesAlthough not an immediately obvious place to cycle, with the correct tide, most of the circumference of Moreton Island has sand firm enough to cycle along. It's also possible to carry bicycles and camping gear across the Little Sandhills. Worthwhile walking side trips include Cape Moreton, Mirapool Lagoon and a circuit from the Blue Lagoon camping area to the beach and then along the vehicle track to Honeyeater Lake. This circuit can be completed with a thigh-high wade around the edge of the Blue Lagoon.
South of Tangalooma nr Resort, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0053

South of Tangalooma Resort nr Shark Spit, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0062

Mangrove flats nr Big Sandhills, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0071

Crossing Little Sandhills, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0086

Crossing Little Sandhills, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0091

Campsite on eastern side of Little Sandhills, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0112

Campsite on eastern side of Little Sandhills, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0113

Campsite on eastern side of Little Sandhills, Tangalooma - Western Beach - Little Sandhills Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 12-Jun-04, NA0118

Walk through Little Sandhills to Mirapool Lagoon, Little Sandhills - Mirapool - Rous Battery - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0137

Rocks nr White Rock, Eastern Beach, Little Sandhills - Mirapool - Rous Battery - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0155

Access Track to Eagers Creek campsite and Mt Tempest, Little Sandhills - Mirapool - Rous Battery - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0163

Blue Lagoon, Little Sandhills - Mirapool - Rous Battery - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0167

Eastern Beach nr Blue Lagoon, Honeyeater Lake - Blue Lagoon Circuit side trip Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0170

Grass trees nr Honeyeater Lake, Honeyeater Lake - Blue Lagoon Circuit side trip Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0175

Honeyeater Lake, Honeyeater Lake - Blue Lagoon Circuit side trip Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0176

Wading through Blue Lagoon, Honeyeater Lake - Blue Lagoon Circuit side trip Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0186

Track descending from The Lighthouse, North Point, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1034

Sunset and camping at Blue Lagoon, Little Sandhills - Mirapool - Rous Battery - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 13-Jun-04, NA0189

Eastern Beach between Blue Lagoon and Cape Moreton, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0200

Eastern Beach between Blue Lagoon and Cape Moreton, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0205

Lighthouse at Cape Moreton, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0210

Bulwer Wrecks, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1045

Northern Beach between Cape Moreton and Bulwer, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0214

Northern Beach between Cape Moreton and Bulwer, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0219

Wrecks at Bulwer, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0222

Western Beach north of Tangalooma Wrecks, Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Northern Beach - Bulwer - Tangalooma Wrecks Section, Moreton Island cycle circuit (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 14-Jun-04, NA0226

  
Moreton Island northern circuit (Cycle) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, Coast / Beach, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Moreton Bay), Moreton Island NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)40Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteThe Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle)
NotesWith the correct tide, a long day's cycle can complete a satisfying half-circuit around the northen half of the island. Pushing a bicycle across Middle Road over soft sand is quite ardous however.
East Beach Track, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1018

Beach nr The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1021

Beach nr The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1022

Sunset at The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1025

Beach nr The Wrecks, The Wrecks - The Desert Trail (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 21-Jul-01, B1028

Blue Lagoon, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1029

Blue Lagoon, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1031

View S along East Beach from North Point, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1035

Track descending from The Lighthouse, North Point, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1034

Bleached trees near Bulwer, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1040

Sand Dunes behind Heath Island and Lagoon, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1039

Bleached trees near Bulwer, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1042

Bulwer Wrecks, The Wrecks - Middle Road - Eagers Creek - Blue Lagoon - Cape Moreton - Bulwer - The Wrecks (Cycle) (T), Moreton Island NP, Queensland, Australia, 22-Jul-01, B1045

   
Noosa River / Cooloola Sandpatch (Canoe / Walk) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateLate Jul
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Sunshine Coast), Cooloola NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)20 (Walking), 38 (Canoeing)Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
RouteElanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach (N1) - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt
NotesA combination of canoeing and walking is a splendid way to explore the Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch. It worth continuing on from the Sandpatch to the ocean beach. On still days the reflections on the dark river are like looking in a mirror
Kangaroos at Elanda Pt campsite, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0358

Kinaba Information Centre at end of Lake Cootharaba, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0371

Channel alongside Kinaba Island, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0384

Channel alongside Kinaba Island, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0395

Como Reach, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0408

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0419

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0441

Jetty at Camp 3, Upper Noosa River, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0448

Beach nr Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Elanda Pt - Camp 3 - Cooloola Sandpatch - Beach Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 24-Jul-04, NA0459

Sunrise from Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0465

Sunrise from Noosa/Cooloola shire boundary, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0475

Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0489

Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0502

Path from Camp 3 to Cooloola Sandpatch, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0512

Upper Noosa River nr Camp 1, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0524

The Narrows, Upper Noosa River, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0534

Small (Pelican) Island opposite Fig Tree Point Jetty, Beach - Cooloola Sandpatch - Camp 3 - Elanda Pt Section, Upper Noosa River and Cooloola Sandpatch (T), Cooloola NP, Queensland, Australia, 25-Jul-04, NA0555

   
North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainCoast / Beach, Swamp, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateEarly Aug
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Moreton Bay), North Stradbrooke Island, Brown Lake Recreation ReserveCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)53Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteDunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (N1) - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich
NotesFrom Amity it's possible to cycle along the Northern Beach, although you normally have to detour to avoid dead trees on the beach near Amity and the sand can be soft at times other than low tide. The scenery around Point Lookout is especially nice with smaller beaches and headlands.
Street in Dunwich, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0569

Myora Creek, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0577

Beach between Amity Point and Flinders Beach, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0584

Flinders Beach, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0590

Flinders Beach from Rocky Point, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0596

Rocks at eastern end of Home Beach, Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0601

Cylinder Beach at sunset, Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Dunwich - Myora - Amity - Cylinder Beach (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 7-Aug-04, NA0614

Frenchman's Beach at sunrise, Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0699

Main Beach, Point Lookout, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0703

Blue Lake Beach at causeway, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0710

Main beach, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), Brown Lake Recreation Reserve, North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0721

Path north from Main Beach, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), Brown Lake Recreation Reserve, North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0729

Beaches at N end, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), Brown Lake Recreation Reserve, North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0739

Beaches at N end, North Stradbrooke Island Cycle Section, Cylinder Beach - Main Beach - Tazi Road - Dunwich (T), Brown Lake Recreation Reserve, North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 9-Aug-04, NA0750

  
North Stradbrooke Island Day Cycle Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / Beach, Swamp, Lakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateMid Jan / May
Region/PlaceQueensland (SE - Moreton Bay), North Stradbrooke IslandCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)52Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteDunwich - Brown Lake - Blue Lake - Blue Lake Beach - Point Lookout - Dunwich (Cycle)
NotesIt's possible to visit two beautiful swimming lakes by cycle in a day trip. The sand along the main ocean beach is firm unless it's high tide. Cycling north along the beach normally means having the wind on your back.
Blue Lake National Park, Dunwich - Blue Lake - Blue Lake Beach - Point Lookout - Dunwich (Cycle) (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 12-May-01, B973

Main Beach, Dunwich - Blue Lake - Blue Lake Beach - Point Lookout - Dunwich (Cycle) (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 12-May-01, B974

View S along Main Beach from Point Lookout, Dunwich - Blue Lake - Blue Lake Beach - Point Lookout - Dunwich (Cycle) (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 12-May-01, B975

Surf Beach, Point Lookout, Dunwich - Brown Lake - Main Beach - Point Lookout - Dunwich (Cycle) (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 20-Jan-02, b1160

Frenchman's Beach, nr Point Lookout, Dunwich - Brown Lake - Main Beach - Point Lookout - Dunwich (Cycle) (T), North Stradbrooke Island, Queensland, Australia, 20-Jan-02, b1163

   
Rottnest Island (cycle) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / Beach, Cycling / CanoeingDateLate Mar
Region/PlaceWestern Australia, nr Perth, Rottnest IslandCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)20-35Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteIsland circuit (cycle)
NotesRottnest Island is a beautiful place to explore on bicycle for the day. The quiet roads lead to peaceful beaches and bays around the entire island. Stopping for a packed lunch will normally attract the interest of Quokkas.
Rottnest Lighthouse, Island circuit (cycle) (T), Rottnest Island, nr Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 25-Mar-03, ah645

Mary Cove from Kitson Point, Island circuit (cycle) (T), Rottnest Island, nr Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 25-Mar-03, ah646

Lady Edeline Beach (L) and Abraham Pt (R), Island circuit (cycle) (T), Rottnest Island, nr Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 25-Mar-03, ah647

Eagle Bay, Island circuit (cycle) (T), Rottnest Island, nr Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 25-Mar-03, ah648

Quokkas near Stark Bay, Island circuit (cycle) (T), Rottnest Island, nr Perth, Western Australia, Australia, 25-Mar-03, ah649