• Length: 3.0km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Day use carpark

  • End: Day use carpark

  • Location: Conway National Park

  • Closest Town: Shute Harbour

  • Distance from CBD: 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 1hr to complete.

Hike Summary

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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