Federation Walk Coastal Reserve
We are undertaking a significant ecological restoration project at Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. As part of the project, stage two of the irrigation system is being installed in the northern section of the Reserve.
Stage 2 Irrigation works are currently underway and are expected to be completed in October 2023.
During the works, partial track closures may be necessary. Please exercise caution when entering the Reserve.
For full details of this project see Federation Walk Coastal Reserve littoral rainforest restoration
The Federation Walk Coastal Reserve includes 60 hectares of vegetation and nearly three kilometres of shoreline. Stretching from Philip Park near Sea World to the Seaway on The Spit, it is one of the few remaining areas with an established dune system on the Gold Coast.
The reserve supports a variety of habitats and is particularly known for its birdlife.
The network of trails through the reserve is used for bushwalking, birdwatching, running and bike riding.
The Federation Walk project was initiated by the community to conserve and enhance the reserve as a natural public space. The project began in 1999 when the Main Beach Progress Association obtained a Queensland Centenary of Federation grant. The funds were matched by City of Gold Coast, leading to construction of the Federation Walk track and community planting activities.
We work closely with Friends of Federation Walk planting over 10,000 native plant species to rejuvenate and protect the reserve each year.
Join us on various dates throughout the year, with our NaturallyGC Volunteer Landcare Program.
For more information about the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve check out our Gold Coast beaches web pages.
What's on at the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve
View all the upcoming events and activations in this park on our events calendar.
Federation Walk Coastal Reserve trail maps
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Dog exercise areas
The off leash dog exercise area is along The Spit beach, adjacent to this park. Dogs must be walked on leash in other areas and prohibited in all children's playground areas.
City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash.
Find this off leash exercise area
Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217
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