Freshwater Creek Track
  • Length: 0.5km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Stockyard Rd, Stockyard

  • End: Stockyard Rd, Stockyard

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Byfield National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 703 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -22.79786359

  • Longitude: 150.7260704


Freshwater Creek Track is a 0.5km, grade 2 Return hike located in Byfield National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.


With its rugged pinnacles, tucked-away camping spots, spectacular sand dunes and picturesque stretches of coastline – the Byfield National Park a ‘must visit’ during your Capricorn Coast holiday. The Freshwater Track, which takes about 30 minutes to complete and is an easy grade, will give you the chance to explore this stunning part of Queensland. The track entrance is 400 metres south of Nine Mile Beach Access Track/Junction 19. Park at the mouth of Freshwater Creek and stroll 250 metres to picnic among shady she-oaks beside the waterway. Cool down with a refreshing swim in the creek before you head home.

About the region

Byfield is a national park in the Shire of Livingstone, Queensland, Australia.

The park is 70 km north-east of Rockhampton. The parks encloses 12 km of coastline including four beaches.

To the north of the national park is Shoalwater Bay and Byfield State Forest is located to the west of Byfield National Park.

The park contains a number of four-wheel drive tracks and camping areas.

Water Park Creek within the park contains a population of Rhadinocentrus ornatus, a small freshwater fish species.

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