Previously part of a dairy farm owned by Joe Schuster and his family, Schuster Park, Tallebudgera is now a popular park that is approximately 68 hectares in size. Access is via Heather Street, Tallebudgera and pedestrian access via Nineteenth Avenue, Elanora.
Download a map of Schuster Park (PDF 65kb)
This park provides numerous recreational opportunities for both residents and visitors to the area. It is a great spot to take your family to enjoy the playground, barbecue facilities, walking trails, off-leash dog exercise area, horse riding and shoreline fishing.
Boat anglers are able to access the picnic and toilet facilities by landing on the sandy beach of Tallebudgera Creek. Kayaks can also be launched from the reserve’s sandy beach.
The “peninsula section” is managed as a conservation area. Cross the narrow land bridge and enter a wilder place. Although close to the busy suburbs, this natural area is a quiet refuge for the diverse flora and fauna species that it supports.
Keep your eyes open and look up into the tree canopy because koalas are regularly sighted in the reserve, specifically within the vegetation along Tallebudgera Creek located in the park’s southern sections.
The park is open daily from 6am; gates close at 6pm. Please ensure you are out of the park before closing time.
This park has an area where dogs may be exercised off-leash but under effective control - refer to the map below for details. Dogs must be walked on leash in all other areas.
Map of dog exercise area (PDF 468kb)
There are also dog prohibited areas within this park. A dog prohibited area is the signed part of a park, reserve, foreshore or beach where dogs are not permitted. Dogs are totally prohibited in all children's playground areas and within 200 metres of all flagged bathing areas. For more information visit our dog exercise areas page.
Schuster Park walking trails are generally flat and level, suitable for all fitness levels. The peninsula trail provides excellent opportunities for nature observation and bushwalking but be sure to apply the mozzie repellent before leaving the car park.
The walking trail and boardwalk traverse Melaleuca woodland, she-oak open forest, mangrove and saltmarsh communities, providing good bird watching opportunities. The saltmarsh and mangrove areas are often used by shorebirds, songbirds, and raptors such as whistling kite (Haliastur sphenurus) and swamp harrier (Circus approximans) for foraging or breeding habitat.
This significant wetland area provides nursery habitat for marine fish and crustacean species. Additionally, it provides key habitat features for insectivorous bats and terrestrial fauna including small mammals. Help protect this sensitive environment by staying on existing trails outlined on the Schuster Park peninsula trail maps below.
Line map (PDF 134kb)
Terrain map (PDF 348kb)
Horse facilities including a dressage arena, are present in the south-western sector of Schuster Park (for further information contact the Gold Coast Horse and Carriage Club Inc.) and horse riding is allowed in some sections of the park.
Please refer to the maps provided on this webpage and note that horse riding is not permitted on the peninsula trail boardwalk.
Gold Coast Horse & Carriage Club Inc
506 Schusters Road, Tallebudgera, QLD 4228Map