Stockyard Point Distance:Undefined Time:Allow approx. 30 minutes Park near the communications tower and take a short stroll along the headland to enjoy uninterrupted coastal views to the North and South.
Little Five Rocks Beach Track Distance:1 kilometre, return trip Time:Allow approx. 1.5 hours (time to explore) Grade:Easy
Passing Findlays Creek wetland and shady pandanus stand, follow a picturesque stepped track to vehicle-free Little Five Rocks Beach. Allow time to walk along the beach and explore the headland. This walk is best at low tide as access to Three Rivers Beach is cut at high tide.
Five Rocks Headland and Beyond Distance:Undefined Time:Allow approx. 3-4 hours, return trip
Starting from Little Five Rocks Beach track, continue 900 metres north along the beach at low tide and explore the headland, then Five Rocks Beach and beyond. Please ensure you check tide times before leaving to check you have enough time to return safely.
Freshwater Creek Distance:500 metres, return trip Time:Allow approx. 30 minutes
Starting at Nine Mile Beach (400 metres from the Northern Access Road: Junction 19), park at the mouth of Freshwater Creek and stroll 250 metres to picnic among shady she-oaks beside the creek - take a towel and enjoy a nice splash along the way.
Starting at Nine Mile Beach (1.4 kilometres from Northern Access Road), stroll 250 metres on a well-formed track through shady foredunes to the base of Orange Bowl sand blow (Note: a sand blow is a cone of sand formed by the ejection of sand onto a surface from a central point, the sand builds up as a cone with slopes at the sand's angle of repose, cone is commonly seen as a summit). Continue another 475 metres across exposed sand and enjoy panoramic views over Byfield's coast and hinterland. Take a picnic to enjoy. Suggest you only walk in the cool of the day.
Starting at Nine Mile Beach (9.9 kilometres from Northern Access Road), explore Queen Mary sand blow, Byfield's largest active sand blow on the southern end of Nine Mile Beach. The track is marked from the beach to the base of the sand blow only(Note: a sand blow is a cone of sand formed by the ejection of sand onto a surface from a central point, the sand builds up as a cone with slopes at the sand's angle of repose, cone is commonly seen as a summit). The sandblow is part a large dynamic dune system on the southern end of Nine Mile Beach. To access that beach you take either Nine Mile track or the southern track from Five Rocks visitor area (the beach access points are numbered 19 and 21 on the map). The sandblow is about 10 kilometres south from access point 19, and 8.1 kilometres south from access point 21. From the beach you will need to scramble over a sand cliff for about five metres. A sign on this dune's peak marks the start of a distinct walking track which begins with a 500 metre walk through beach scrub and dune vegetation. Once on the sandblow, it is quite exposed and the track is not defined. There are panoramic views from the peak but only those who are fit should attempt this walk, as it is difficult.
Water Park Point Headland Distance:Undefined Time:Allow approx. 4 hours
Starting from Corio Bay Car Park, navigate around Water Park Point headland at low tide to enjoy secluded beaches and view of Coirio Bay. Recommend you leave at least 2 hours before low tide, this is to make sure you have enough time to return safely.
Fishing Creek Track Distance:800 metres, return trip Time:Allow approx. 20 minutes.
Starting at Sandy Point Road, take a short walk to Fishing Creek at low tide through the mangroves and salt flats. A small sign marks the start of the walk.