Whip out your walking shoes, Gold Coasters!
Exciting news for both locals and tourists today, with one of the Gold Coast’s most popular walking tracks officially reopening to the public.
The Burleigh Head National Park Oceanview walking track was closed earlier this year following rockfall, a natural process which is known to occur after severe weather.
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Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said the reopening comes after Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service engaged geotechnical engineers to assess the areas impacted and restore the track.
She says the walking track is now safe to use, but urged walkers to observe the safety signs.
“The track has been given the all clear, however we urge all visitors to continue to observe safety signage and barriers in the park,” she said.
The 1.2km trail attracts more than half a million visitors every year and has panoramic views of the ocean, stunning sunrises and is one of the best vantage points for whale watching on the coast.
“The reopening is wonderful news for local walkers and visitors,” Ms Enoch said.
It’s understood longer term risk management options, such as rock fall barriers, are being investigated to reduce the track’s periodic closures.