• Length: 3.0km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Day use carpark

  • End: Day use carpark

  • Closest Town: Shute Harbour

  • Location: Conway National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 1,115km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -20.2869013790

  • Longitude: 148.7659294903

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Coastal Fringe and Hayward Gully is a 3.0km, grade 1 Circuit hike located in Conway National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.


This Coastal Fringe and Hayward Gully hike wanders through lowland rainforest and cross a small tidal creek next to mangroves and cottonwoods. Keep an eye or ear out for conway’s ‘ Big-foot’ birds.Australian brush turkeys dutifully rake about in the leaf litter or you may hear the strange call of the shy and rarely seen orange footed scrub-fowl.

The walk is extended by branching of the coastal Fringe circuit to hayward gully continue through lowland forest and cross small rocky creek beds.

Hayward gully begins on a plateau high in the Conway range. A small patch of mangroves and associated wildlife adds diversity to the walk.


  • Use a good quality insect repellent
  • Circuit best done early morning before heat of the day


Total distance: 3019 m
Max elevation: 23 m
Min elevation: 3 m
Total climbing: 89 m
Total descent: -87 m
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