Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk, Point Lookout Connection

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk, Point Lookout Connection will enhance the Redlands Coast experience for pedestrians between Snapper Street and the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

Formalising an existing track on the ocean side of Mooloomba Road, this project is the result of previous consultations with the community.

The community told us they wanted the ‘missing link’ addressed, way-finding signage improved, and erosion managed, all while sensitively enhancing this beautiful area, and building on the existing and unique landscape features and character of Point Lookout.

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk was developed with the support of the Queensland Government in association with Redland City Council.

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk, Point Lookout Connection will enhance the Redlands Coast experience for pedestrians between Snapper Street and the Gorge Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

Formalising an existing track on the ocean side of Mooloomba Road, this project is the result of previous consultations with the community.

The community told us they wanted the ‘missing link’ addressed, way-finding signage improved, and erosion managed, all while sensitively enhancing this beautiful area, and building on the existing and unique landscape features and character of Point Lookout.

The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk was developed with the support of the Queensland Government in association with Redland City Council.

  • Work starts on next stage of island coastal walk

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Work has begun on Stage 2 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk at Point Lookout (Mulumba) on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah).

    Mayor Karen Williams said this stage would include roadway and bus stop upgrades, continuation of the pedestrian pathway from Frenchmans Stairs to Point Lookout Village, completion of the renewal of the stairway to Frenchmans Beach, renewed picnic areas, and parking on the southern side of Mooloomba Road.

    “The benefits of this walkway to locals and visitors alike is enormous,” she said.

    “The first stage of this fabulous project saw a new, scenic walkway built between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs, delivered in partnership with the Queensland Government, which provided $1 million under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

    “Stage 2 of the project was also developed with the support of the Queensland Government and will see the continuation of the pathway – incorporating boardwalks and trails – to Point Lookout Village, which will complete the walkway link that locals requested during community consultation on the project.”

    Cr Williams said that in addition to renewed picnic areas and facilities along the route and new parking, Stage 2 would also see installation of wayfinding and interpretive signage, developed in consultation with Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation to promote the area’s Indigenous cultural heritage values.

    “This panoramic walk is a great addition to the island community and, while work is underway, traffic controls will be in place to help ensure vehicle and pedestrian safety as well as access to nearby properties,” she said.

    Stage 2 of the project has received State Government funding through the South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program.

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the timely continuation of the project reflected Council’s investment in the community and recognition of the growing popularity of Minjerribah as a tourist destination.

    “With many people choosing to visit the island for day trips and longer stays, accessible ‘walk’ experiences like this make memorable moments for visitors of all ages and abilities,” he said.

    “For our Minjerribah businesses recovering from the economic impacts of the pandemic, this project is a great boost.

    “For our local flora and fauna, and cultural heritage, the sustainably and sensitively designed walkway brings additional protections that will help preserve these important values now and into the future.

    “A few disruptions are expected during construction, but the immediate and longer-term inter-generational benefits for locals and the wider Redlands Coast community make them worth it.”

    To find out more about the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk and Stage 2 works, visit yoursay.redland.qld.gov.au

  • New Straddie coastal walk unlocks spectacular experiences for the whole community

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Another ‘Straddie’ walk experience offering spectacular views in naturally wonderful surroundings is ready for residents and visitors to enjoy.

    Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk project at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) has been completed, providing a scenic and safe walkway between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs.

    Mayor Karen Williams said the project was a joint initiative of Redland City Council and the Queensland Government, which provided $1 million under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

    “This fabulous coastal walk, with its viewing platforms and pathway between the trees and foreshore foliage, captures and celebrates the essence of what makes Minjerribah so special,” Cr Williams said.

    “The walkway project creates a remarkable coastline experience while providing protection for ecosystems, vegetation and cultural heritage, and helping ensure the safety of users.

    “It also represents an investment that will bring benefits to the Minjerribah community for years to come.

    “The pandemic has been tough on our island businesses and, with people now returning for day trips and longer holidays, investment in infrastructure projects like this is vital.

    “I’m absolutely delighted with the result, and am looking forward to seeing residents and visitors enjoying the newest Straddie walk.”

    Assistant Minister for Local Government Nikki Boyd said the Coastal Walk project supported 91 jobs.

    “Minjerribah is one of the jewels in the crown of Queensland’s tourism industry and one of the most beautiful locations in the world,” Ms Boyd said.

    “The Queensland Government is proud to have contributed $1 million to the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk project, from our successful Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package.

    “The coastal walkway will further enhance the experience for locals and visitors to the island.”

    Division 2 Councillor Peter Mitchell said the Stage 1 works were a strong step towards addressing local concerns about the ‘missing link’ between Point Lookout Village and Cylinder Beach.

    “Residents told us during community consultation that they wanted Council to connect these two popular spots, and the coastal walkway has provided a great starting point,” Cr Mitchell said.

    “Accessible and safe, more people can now enjoy the glorious views available from this stretch of Redlands Coast.

    “Built to an environmentally-sensitive design, the walkway has also provided additional protection for our local environment and cultural heritage.

    “It is fauna friendly and follows a route that minimises impacts on vegetation and the surrounding bushland.

    “The idea for this project came from the community, and it feels great seeing residents already using the walkway, while knowing the longer-term benefits it will bring for local business and tourism.

    “The Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk is something we can all enjoy and feel pride in.”

  • Stage 1 works nearing completion

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Work on Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk is nearing completion, with locals and visitors expected to be able to enjoy the new walkway and viewing platform by 30 September 2021 (weather permitting).

    Work around the landslip that occurred in late March will be ongoing, but will not impact the new walkway.

  • Works on island coastal walk to recommence soon

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Council is working on re-engineering some aspects of the Stage 1 design for the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk.

    Works were paused in June to allow Council to consider engineering solutions to improve the walkway design in response to a nearby landslip following a wet weather event in late March.

    The new design includes an additional barrier along a part of the Snapper Street walkway, providing extra safety measures for users.

    Stage 1 of the Coastal Walk project will formalise an existing track on the ocean side of Mooloomba Road, allowing locals and visitors to enjoy a scenic and safe walk between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs.

    Council expects work to recommence in coming weeks.

  • Stage 1 works commenced February 2021

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Construction of Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk Link commenced February 2021 with completion expected late May 2021, weather and site conditions permitting.

    Thank you for your patience during construction. Our delivery team will work to minimise disruption to the public where possible.

  • Drawings for Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk now complete

    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Detailed designs for Stage 1 of the Minjerribah Panorama Coastal Walk (formerly referred to as the Snapper Street Pedestrian Link) have now been completed and Council anticipates construction works will commence early 2021, subject to procurement and weather conditions (see images in the Drawings section of this page).

    This stage, which was identified in the Point Lookout Coastal Walk consultation and report as the important starting point for filling in the ‘missing link’ between Point Lookout Village and Cylinder Beach, will allow locals and visitors to enjoy a scenic and safe walk between Snapper Street and Frenchmans Stairs.

    These designs consider community input, maintenance requirements, safety and visual impacts – and will provide an environmentally responsive outcome that preserves the character of Point Lookout.

    Community input has been reflected in the designs, which include:

    • Removal of bollards at Snapper Street Pedestrian Link – vehicle management will occur through a custom extra high barrier kerb and planting.
    • Improved entry and access to Frenchmans Stairs.
    • Removal of weeds and species inconsistent with the area’s local ecosystem and, where appropriate, planting of local species.
    • Use of natural materials and design principles to ensure anything built is visually ‘quiet’.
    • Provision of places to sit along the walk.
    • Installation of a viewing platform at the surf/weather checkpoint.
    • A route that follows the existing informal trail where possible to minimise impacts on vegetation etc.
    • Minimal modification to existing track surfaces.
    • Use of permeable track surfaces where existing track surfaces will not work.
    • Use of composite materials where raised paths and handrails are required.
    • Use of natural rock for easy maintenance and alignment with landscape character where terracing is required.
    • Use of plants as edging where possible.
    • Capture and celebration of key views along the trail.
    • Celebration of the cultural connection to Point Lookout headland.
    • Formalised parking at Frenchmans Stairs trail head.
    • Retention of access to private residences.


    Council has received $1 million from the State Government under the Unite and Recover Community Stimulus Package and will also contribute a further $500,000 to construct Stage 1 of this project.


Page last updated: 09 Feb 2022, 12:58 PM