Changes to public access of walking tracks on South Molle Island

Category:
Announcement
Applies:
27 February to 30 June 2023
Published:
27 February 2023 3:53pm
ID:
22775

This alert applies to the following park:

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service would like to advise of changes to access for the public to the walking track network on South Molle Island, Molle Islands National Park. This is in regards to the Bauer Bay access.

The owners of the South Molle Island resort lease have installed fencing in various areas around the lease area. This is for the purpose of ensuring safety as the lease area is a construction site and not suitable for public access. The fencing allows people to tender into the jetty/pontoon or into the beach and be directed through to the start of the walking track network at either the western end of the beach at Bauer Bay or the beginning of the track network behind the resort lease area. See attached map - https://ibb.co/7JNVdhg 

The jetty/pontoon has unrestricted and free access for the public at all times. There is an island caretaker on site at most times, to address any concerns you may have.

There are currently some safety concerns with the pontoon and until these are rectified, it should not be used. You may notice it to be lifted out of the water to prevent use during this time. Please adhere by all signage on site.

A reminder that the track network can also be accessed from Paddle Bay and Sandy Bay.

If you have any further questions please contact QPWSgbrmciGBRMPR.Corro@des.qld.gov.au

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