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The Gold Coast

One of the most popular destinations in Australia offering a wealth of attractions, entertainment, facilities and services.

The Spit Oceanway

Main Beach

Seaworld to the Gold Coast Seaway
32.3 kilometres to 36.0 kilometres (3.7 kilometres)

Federation Walk is a community project launched to celebrate the Centenary of Australia’s Federation in 2001.

Refer to Trail Guide located below in Related Information - Brochures & Fact Sheets

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Main Beach Progress Association and the Friends of Federation Walk, a stroll through this beautiful natural section of The Spit is more enjoyable and accessible. You can read more about the Friends program on their website at

A fig tree in the car park opposite the entrance to Seaworld (32.3 kilometres) marks the start of Federation Walk, which winds its way through patches of littoral rainforest undergoing regeneration. Regular community planting days are helping the rejuvenation along.

Leaving the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve you’ll pass underneath the sand bypass jetty (35.2 kilometres) and can then head along the pathway to the southern training wall of the Gold coast Seaway (35.5 kilometres). A walk out to the very tip of the wall takes you to the end of the Gold Coast Oceanway (36.0 kilometres).

Friends of Federation Walk

The Friends of Federation Walk is a community group that is working towards better management of the last remaining substantial dune system on the Gold Coast mainland. A partnership approach has been developed between Gold Coast City Council, Gecko, local business and the general community to ensure that this area remains as one of the most beautiful sections of the Gold Coast.

Why not come along and find out for yourself? This volunteer groups meets at the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve southern entrance on Seaworld Dr on the last Sunday of every month to plant trees, and do maintenance on the area.