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
- 2.6km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
- Time suggested
- Allow 1.5hr walking time
- Grade 2 walking track
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.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities in this section of the park.
Before you visit
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.
- Wet season safety information: significant stream rises, Murray Falls, Girramay National Park 1 November 2022 to 6 April 2023