Girramay National Park Tropical North Queensland

Murray Falls, Girramay National Park. Photo credit: Michael Petersen © Queensland Government

Wreck Creek walk, Edmund Kennedy

From Edmund Kennedy day-use area, a walking track leads through coastal vegetation over two tidal creeks, emerging on to the beach about 800m south of the mouth of Wreck Creek. Watch out for crocodile tracks on sandbanks and take a set of binoculars to identify the many different sea birds.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
2.6km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 1.5hr walking time
Grade
Grade 2 walking track

Journey facilities

  • Walking

The nesting mounds of orange-footed scrubfowls can be seen along the edge of the walking tracks. Lace monitor lizards are often spotted basking in the sun or scurrying up tree limbs. Small and colourful mangrove crabs emerge from their holes below the boardwalks.

Take insect repellent to protect from midges.

It is possible to return to the picnic area via the beach, but please do not attempt this unless it is low tide because the presence of crocodiles means it is dangerous to wade through tidal creeks. Please remember to Be Crocwise in croc country.

Getting there and getting around

Turn off the Bruce Highway 4km north of Cardwell and drive 1.6km along Clift Road to the park entrance.

Wheelchair accessibility

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities in this section of the park.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Wreck Creek walk is open 24 hours a day. Read more about before you visit.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Girramay National Park safely and Walk with care.