Walk From Wellington Point To King Island, Queensland. Australia
A definite bucket list item ticked off was to experience the unique sea walk between King Island and Wellington Point at low tide. Perched on the tip of a peninsula, Wellington Point has a bustling, friendly atmosphere where the water and seaside are enjoyed to the fullest by locals and the many people who visit this village on weekends. With plenty of grassy spots and tables, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic and bask in the sunshine. Bordered by water on both sides, Wellington Point is, not surprisingly, known as a great spot for fishing, boating and various water sports.
‘Walking on water’ across the spectacular low-tide sand bridge from Wellington Point to King Island is a Redlands Coast signature experience and one of the most unique walks in South-east Queensland. The 2km walk to King Island Wellington Point is a must do activity. Wellington Point is located in the Redlands. Traveling from Brisbane’s CBD is under 40 minutes at off-peak times.
King Island is a protected conservation park, and the walk reveals a diverse range of marine life, including small mud crabs, left behind by the receding waters. Wear plenty of sun protection and take water for the journey, and start the walk back by the time the tide begins to rise again so the return trail stays in sight.
Too many people, if they hear the name King Island, there is a good chance their mind will go to the island off the coast of Tasmania where Kim’s Dad spent his childhood. However, there is another island called King Island which is much smaller in South East Queensland.
From 1904 to 1906 the Phillips family lived on King Island to help their daughter Jo recovered from polio.
There were informative signposts along the way describing the history of the island, and the plants and birds that live and visit there. Caspian terns, red-capped plovers, Australian pied oystercatchers, striated herons and mangrove gerygones are there all year round, and migratory birds visit in summer. These migratory birds include grey-tailed tattlers, whimbrels, ruddy turnstones, red-necked stints, bar-tailed godwits, terek sandpipers and eastern curlews.
When you get back to the mainland, stop in at the fantastic Refuelled Cafe at Wellington Point.