Point Cartright is vibrantly alive. The power and relentlessness of the ocean sets the tone for this bushwalk/beachwalk.
Location: Lot 577 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575
Walking Distance: 500m return
Elevation: Small incline, stairs to the beach
Time: Less than 1 hour
Costs/Permit: No cost, no permit required
Opening Times: Only closed occasionally for maintenance
Facilities: Toilets, picnic tables, BBQ, lighthouse, water reservoir
What to take: Water, camera, insect repellant, picnic
Point Cartright has to be one of the shortest bushwalks I’ve ever done, but it is one I won’t soon forget. The simplicity of the walk is perfect for very young families and the very frail.
A very short walk through native bush will take you from the carpark to the reservoir and working lighthouse. Allow time to explore the point and all its features.
Point Cartright boasts possibly the most attractive water reservoir in the world. The local council commissioned local artists to leave their mark and the result is sensational.
Point Cartright is a popular sunset picnic venue for families and couples. The northern side is idealy placed to view the setting sun over Alexandra Headland.
Near the begining of the nature walk stairs are available on the southern side to take you down to the water. The barnacle encrusted rocks that withstand the relentless pounding of the waves are a great place to sit and ponder life.