Monday, 16 December 2013


Wellington Point to Cleveland Harbour via Birkdale. (Map my Ride map)

King Island, Wellington Point

Wellington Point looking towards King Island

Wellington Point is a favourite of mine because the colour of the water and sand changes many times between dawn and sunset, ranging from the muted to the vivid, depending on whether the tide is in or out.

This is an alternative route to Cleveland, starting at Wellington Point Recreation Reserve negotiating a series of stairs and a relatively steep dirt path with the bay and it's associated mangroves running alongside. I didn't find it too difficult to negotiate, as the stair section, has just enough room to push a bike along the side with little effort.

At the end of Douro Road, Wellington Point, there is a great viewing spot looking west across Waterloo Bay to the Manly Yacht Harbour.

The path depicted above leads to the Sovereign Waters Foreshore. This is a beautiful part of the ride as it meanders through coastal scrub and exits at The Three Paddocks park. Where the path forks, take the left hand path and ride through the park to Birkdale Road.

Surman Reserve trail running from Bailey Road to Valentine road, Alexandra Hills, Qld.

 Another highlight is the Surman Street Reserve which runs off  the western end of Bailey Road, Alexandra Hills. A third of the way along the path, turn left into Valentine Road.

Trail running through the Judy Holt Bushland Refuge, Birkdale, Qld.
Follow your map through to William Street where you will find the Judy Holt Bushland Reserve on your left. Take the time and ride the short trails through the reserve.

Our next highlight is the Doug Tiller Reserve which lies between Hilliards Creek and Montgomery Drive, Birkdale

Hilliards Creek Platypus Corridor, McMillan Road, Alexandra Hills, Qld.
On exploring this area, continue along Montgomery Drive and turn left into McMillan Road where you can ride the short trail through The Hilliards Creek Platypus Corridor.
Continue following your map to reach Bainbridge Street West and continue to the eastern side of Bainbridge Street. This will exit into Nautilus Drive which in turn will take you to Cleveland Harbour and the end of another interesting ride.

Useful Information:
Always use a good map or a trusty GPS.
Distance: 17.5 km.
Surface: Mainly paths, both cement and dirt and a small amount of on road riding.
Bike: Suitable to all bikes
Fitness: Moderately fit.

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Cheers and safe riding,

Jimmy Bee

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