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Wedge Island Lookout and Beachcombers Cove Trail

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Cape Hillsborough National Park

Wedge Island Lookout and Beachcombers Cove Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located in the state of Queensland, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 656 feet Route Type: Loop


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Amazing. Do it. Explore the island first. Have fun!

Beautiful trail, good mix of ups and downs, gorgeous views, butterflies everywhere. Rock sections that could be slippery. We managed to walk back along the beach, making it a loop, as it was low tide by the time we got to the look out.

10 months ago

Great views from various points at the top. There is the option to shorten the trip when the tide is out, by following the beach back to the campgrounds. There is a campground cafe at the end, with okay coffee, but better coffee can be found at the Old Railway Station, on the road out.

over grown
11 months ago

Thu May 09 2019

Great walk with some stunning views. There are multiple look outs on this trail but some of them were overgrown so you couldn't see much. I also found the incline up the mountain is easier if you begin at the Wedge Island entrance, not the caravan park one (but you have to time it for low tide).

Tue Apr 30 2019

Good little walk and well worth the effort. For those who like RC gliders there is a great lookout that faces the prevailing SE wind.

Sat Apr 27 2019

Fri Mar 22 2019

Loved this trail. The views are spectacular! Definitely a must do... Also if it’s low tide it’s worth walking to Wedge Island.

Mon Nov 12 2018

Consider tide schedules before you go. We had to swim for it on the beach walk back to the campground

Sat Sep 29 2018

Very rough at times, but worth the effort, do it early morning before the heat gets going! Take a rod as there are good fish to be caught, also liver foe bait. Watch for snakes

Mon Jun 26 2017

Saw sea turtles from the edge.

Sun Jan 29 2017

This walk has been divided into four separate walks or had been from the start. Personally I prefer longer walks so I'll pass this.

10 months ago

11 months ago

Thu Jul 04 2019

Sat Jul 22 2017

Mon Mar 13 2017