Point Cartright Bushwalk, Sunshine Coast QLD

Point Cartright is vibrantly alive. The power and relentlessness of the ocean sets the tone for this bushwalk/beachwalk.

Quick Info

Location: Lot 577 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575

Walking Distance: 500m return

Elevation: Small incline, stairs to the beach

Time: Less than 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

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.

Begining of the Bushwalk

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.

The Water Reservoir

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.

Beautiful Sunset

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.

Barnacle Covered Rocks

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.

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