With its waterfront views, choice of picnic spots, shaded rest areas, and a visual historical trail, the accessible pathway along the Deception Bay Foreshore has something for everyone.
Running from Boama Park up north towards the Old Fisheries Site, 3 kilometres of wheelchair-friendly paths, ramps and bridges takes you on a relaxing, outdoor adventure.
Deception Bay Heritage Trail
On your way, you may notice some sculptural markers, which are part of the Deception Bay Heritage Trail. This brings to life the town’s early days, when the seaside area was remote and farmland was abundant.
Discover the Deception Bay Heritage Trail for audio narration, tactile signs, historical photos, an interactive map, additional stops and more. Visit mbrc.qld.gov.au/heritage.
What to bring
Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, hat, and water bottle as you enjoy the sights and sounds, and focus on the wildlife, plants and natural habitat around you.
Deception Bay Foreshore Accessible Pathway – suggested route
NOTE: The suggested route below commences at Boama Park, but the concrete foreshore pathway can be accessed from a number of parks and rest stops. You can start and end your journey wherever you like.
Begin your journey at Boama Park. Turn down Windlass Street, and then on to Esplanade South. Here, you will find a sealed pathway, which runs in a northern direction all the way up the waterfront.
Once you reach Esplanade South Park, the mangroves and trees open up to beautiful water views on your right.
Cross a footbridge at the end of the Esplanade as you approach Wallin Family Place; a shady spot to rest with accessible toilet facilities.
Continue north along Captain Cook Parade, with the water on your right. Located opposite the Deception Bay Library on an elevated block, Bancroft Park offers stunning views of the bay with all the comforts and amenities.
Tucked away in a shady spot off the main road and overlooking the waterfront, Captain Cook Parade Park offers a quiet retreat from the everyday. It has grassy lawns, BBQs and plenty of seating, as well as an off-leash dog beach.
Located across the road from Captain Cook Parade Park and the Deception Bay Foreshore, Apex Park includes play equipment set in a sandpit, picnic shelters, BBQs, and accessible toilets. This marks the end of the Deception Bay Foreshore Accessible Pathway.
Deception Bay Foreshore Sensory Considerations
- Concrete pathways
- Chip bark garden beds, trees and plants
- Sand and water
- The Deception Bay Foreshore Accessible Pathway offers plenty of fresh air and views of the waterfront (including open water, mudflats, sand, and mangroves)
- Sit back, relax, and spot some of the local wildlife, such as water birds and migratory waders
- Deception Bay Heritage Trail sculptural markers (spot these along the foreshore)
- Listen to the distant waves, moving water, birds, and other wildlife
- Minor traffic noise, as the path runs parallel to some main roads.
FIND OUT MORE: Discover the Deception Bay Heritage Trail for audio narration, historical photos, an interactive map, additional stops and more. Visit mbrc.qld.gov.au/heritage.
Address for accessible parking:
4 Wallin Ave, Deception Bay QLD 4508