Federation Walk Coastal Reserve

Kids playing cricket in a park

The Federation Walk Coastal Reserve includes 70 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.

Dog exercise areas

This park has an area where dogs may be exercised off-leash but under effective control. 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

Community partnerships

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 the last Saturday of the month, bi-monthly, with the City's NaturallyGC Volunteer Landcare Program.


Join us on the last Sunday of the month, February to November from 7am to 10am.

More information

For more information about the Federation Walk Coastal Reserve check out our Gold Coast beaches web pages.

Federation Walk Coastal Reserve trail maps

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Federation Walk Coastal Reserve, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach 4217  
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