• 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


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
Download GPX File

Please note that you need to be registered and logged in to download GPX Files. If you aren't you will automatically be redirected to the registration/login screen before being returned to this page. Then click the download button again. By downloading any GPX files from this site you agree that its use, and reliance upon, is entirely at your own risk. These files are for non-commercial, personal use only. I will endeavour to ensure the accuracy and currency of the data, but accept no responsibility in this regard, or the results of any actions taken, when using the digital route files.