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Mangrove Boardwalks

How about visiting a Mangrove Boardwalk?

Ever wanted to take the family or students out on a real, but no fuss mangrove nature adventure – without getting muddy? It is win-win for you and the mangroves, because while you get an intimate look up close, there is no trampling damage on the delicate animals, sediments and roots.

A Mangrove Boardwalk near you!

Do you know of a mangrove boardwalk nearby? Perhaps you might have wondered what plants and animals live there? Have you ever wondered if there are other mangrove boardwalks nearby, or further away? If so, would you expect the mangroves there to be different? And, would it be worth the trip to check it out, and to see how they might differ? Well, we have a project for you! Start by viewing the amazing boardwalks we have visited. And, let us know about the missing ones. In fact, download the form, fill it in, and send us your photographs. We would love to add your mangrove boardwalk to this collection.

The more you see, the more you will be amazed how these places differ – but you will may notice also how they compare with some familiar things. And, you can form your own answers about how these places work and survive – with leaves falling down, gobbled up by hungry crabs, carbon energy and matter recycled through growing trees. You might notice changes – like storm damage, or pollution. There are lots to wonder about –and there are even more insights to come from these amazing places!

See what you think! The MangroveWatch team want to encourage you on this journey, and to stimulate your little mangrove tourist. We have made a start, by describing a number of mangrove boardwalks in Australia. Our aim is provide you with a reasonable information about where each mangrove boardwalk is, what facilities are there – like toilets, showers, picnic tables, etc., as well as something about each place, and what animal and plant life is there.

The Benefits of Mangrove Boardwalks

Mangrove Boardwalks provide:

  • excellent viewing points for education, recreation and monitoring of ever-changing, mangrove and tidal saltmarsh habitat
  • great places for bird watching
  • ideal places for regular monitoring of coastal changes to mangrove diversity, biomass and overall ecosystem health
  • with regular access, there is minimal, to no disturbance of mangrove habitat
  • good locations for appropriate educational signage
  • great places for a day out with the family
  • often quiet places, good for contemplation and reflection

Your Help is Needed!!!

You can add to existing descriptions, or with your help, we can create a new entry. So, when you are ready, send some text and images – along with the completed download form. So, if you are up for it, send these items to the Mangrove Hub – so we can upload your contribution.

Mangrove Boardwalk

Australian Mangrove Boardwalks

  • Queensland - South East

  • Caloundra Coastal Walk, Point Cartwright to Bells Creek
  • Pine River, Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve
  • Boondall Wetlands Park, Environmental Centre
  • Boondall Wetlands Park, Nudgee Rd
  • Nudgee Beach Reserve, Tabbil-Ban Dha-Gun
  • Wynnum North Boardwalk (Granada St - Elanora Park)
  • Lota Boardwalk (Whites Road)
  • Brisbane City Mangrove Boardwalk, Botanic Garden
  • Sherwood Arboretum, Brisbane River
  • Tingalpa Mangrove Boardwalk, Bulimba Creek
  • South Stradbroke Island, Sanctuary Cove
  • Coombabah, Lakelands Conservation Area, Gold Coast
  • Gold Coast, Elanora Wetlands Habitat
  • Tweed Heads, Snapper Rocks to Point Danger
  • Burleigh Heads, Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park
  • Currumbin Creek, Beree Badalla 'Mangrove Tree Haven' Wetland reserve
  • Paradise Point, Phil Hill Environmental Park
  • Queensland - Central & North

  • Cape Tribulation, Boardwalk
  • Daintree, Mardja Boardwalk
  • Cairns, Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
  • Bundaberg, Riverside Walkway, Burnett River
  • Cape Hillsborough National Park
  • New South Wales

  • Tweed Heads South, Ukerebagh Nature Reserve
  • Tweed Heads South, Philp Street
  • Sydney, Homebush Bay Mangrove Boardwalk, Olympic Park
  • Merimbula Top Lake Boardwalk & Walking Track
  • South Australia

  • Adelaide, St Kilda Mangrove Trail
  • Western Australia
  • Bunbury, Mangrove Cove Boardwalk, Leschenault Inlet
  • Northern Territory

  • Darwin, East Point Mangrove Boardwalk

Boardwalk Program Contributors (to July 2007)

University of Queensland, Centre for Marine Studies, Marine Botany Group.

Queensland Department Primary Industry & Fisheries, Marine Fish Habitat Unit.

Community Volunteers

A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

Getting Involved

If you would like to find out more about us or if you like to initiate your own MangroveWatch group within your area, please contact someone at the Mangrove Hub. We will be happy to help.

  • Mangrove Hub Facilitator
  • Dr Norm Duke
  • MangroveWatch Ltd
    ABN: 44 153 297 771
  • PO Box 1250,
  • Elanora Q 4221
  • Mangrove Hub Email

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure