Is freshwater track quicker than gympie

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 11:08
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I havnt been along the freshwater track at double island point for about 25 years . How long does it take to do the track these days ? I usually go up the beach at tewantin to double island then cross the leisha track and down to rainbow thru mudlo rocks . Is going to rainbow via gympie quicker than the freshwater track way . cheers . PS . leaving brisbane at 7am on friday . Low tide at midday 0.71 mts at waddy point(fraser island) . I dont want to go to rainbow via the leisha as i have heard bad reports about the trees on the beach . No idea about the mudlo rocks atm either .
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:02

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:02
G'day Troopyman,

Another thing to consider, I read that there is (or to be) an access fee to access the beach at Teewah end.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: troopyman - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:07

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 12:07
no mention of any access fees on the epa site . I remember there was going to be but maybe this has been scrapped i hope .
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 14:42

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 14:42
There was mention that the Fees start around March, and the
First Cutting on to the beach will be closed off, some thing about
not being allowed to drive down to North Shore end, lets hope
it's only talk.
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 14:48

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 14:48
Just found this,

Site Link

Controversial access fees to Noosa’s north shore beaches will not be levied any time soon.

The plan to levy vehicles $37.10 a month or $185.80 a year is part of a range of proposals which form the state government’s long-term vision to protect the area’s unique ecosystem............

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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:28

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:28
"protect the area’s unique ecosystem" LOL.

More like protect the investment of the devolopers that are building houses there.

I hardly think the 4x4's do more damage then building the houses.

beach road houses
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:32

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:32
Certainly seems like a privilege tax and no doubt locals will not need to pay - making it all more exclusive.

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:44

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:44
I know in the early 80's there was an application made to develop
a Golf Course at the North Shore end, and it was put on hold,
the Gentleman who runs the Ferries owns the land,
I dont mind them reducing the number of camps up there, as long
as they dont go over board, also the Northshore Resort Camping
Area is going to be upgraded to 5 Star in the near future, saw the
development plan about 6 months ago, thats progress I suppose.
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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:10

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:10
I don't really have a problem with progress, or the introduction of fees (which hopefully will reduce the number of w**kers that go there).

What I do oppose is the introduction of fees in the name of the environment when clearly that is not the case.
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:36

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:36
Beatit , "privlege tax and no doubt that the locals will NOT need to pay " ,,,, WRONG WRONG WRONG demonstration old son , just like driving on the beach at Bribie , visitor ? you need permit costing $$$ live local ? you need permit costing $$$ same as visitor ,,,,, free to drive on a beach in S/East Qld ?? not anymore/or in the process of the Govt ripoff catchcry of "makem pay" ,,,,,
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Reply By: age - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:19

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:19
Troopyman

Are you just heading to Rainbow or onwards to Fraser ?. The Teewah/Leisha route is fine if you are not fully loaded and trying to meet tides as well as the Freshwater track all part of a fun days adventure - the rocks and trees against the beach may halt the run at the moment from the DI Cutting to Rainbow though. But these days if travelling to Fraser we go to Rainbow via Gympie/Tin Can Road. The dual lanes from Brisbane carry on to only a short trip shy of Gympie now and the road from Gympie to TinCan turnoff and Turnoff to Rainbow greatly improved (especially if towing anything decent). My timing is leave Brisbane at high tide (for Waddy), puts you at Hook Point about 2 hours before the low and at Waddy close to dead bottom - allows for any hiccups and a leisurely drive.

Cheers

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Follow Up By: troopyman - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:50

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 13:50
Hmmmm , ok will go via gympie to rainbow then onto fraser . King tide on the way home LOL .
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:04

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 16:04
I was up ther eon the long wekend.
Just be aware that if you have to use the centre "track" its rough as guts atm with corrogations about 15 cm deep in places.
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Reply By: Member - Roscoe ET (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:36

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 17:36
troopyman,

Have you heard of the Cooloola Way? Turn off the highway at Pioneer Road which is not far from the Cooroy turnoff it's on the top of the hill where the 2 lane road section on the highway is and go through Pomona, keep going on the road to Kin Kin and keep following the road past Kin Kin in due course the road becomes gravel and you climb up a bit of a range.

I'm not sure of the exact k's but on a left hand corner there's a road to the right, it is signposted "Cooloola Way" brings you out about halfway between the Tin Cay bay turn off and Rainbow Beach.

Saves you a heap of travel, I live at Pomona and that's the way I always go to Rainbow. The road is generally ok but there is a rough section nearly at the end consists of rock which was laid because of the swampy country in that area but it's not very long.
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Follow Up By: troopyman - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:06

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 18:06
thanks for that , i have travelled that road many years ago but forgot about it . thanks
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