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Image: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government
Why this Hike
This hike along the coast between Mon Repos and Burnett Heads follows the turtle trail as it takes you through the conservation park. The site of the multipurpose trail is an important nesting area for the Loggerhead Turtle and during some month of the year guided night-time walks can be taken to witness the nesting and hatching of the baby turtles.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting at the end of Lookout Drive which sits just off Fred Courtice Avenue this hike follows the Turtle trail north-west towards Burnett Heads through the Mon Repos Conservation Park. The walk is quite long and is a good walk along some wooden boardwalks and paved track with well-marked Turtle trail signage guiding the way. When you reach the lighthouse Motel at Burnett Heads you can return back along the trail to Lookout Drive to head home and finish your hike.
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.