Ewen Maddock Dam North

2 h to 3 h 45 min


45 min to 1 h 30 min

9 km
return

↑ 49 m
↓ -49 m

Easy track
Starting from the Ewen Maddock Dam car park off Connection Road, Landsborough, this explores the northwestern foreshore of Ewen Maddock Dam Reservoir. An extremely scenic and well-maintained set of shared use tracks will let you better focus on the picturesque environment around you. Expect to be dazed by the tranquil views of nature all over the reservoir. You’ll see lots of bird species along with goannas and dragonflies near the tracks. You can choose how you want to get around the reservoir as there are multiple options available. The tracks are used by mountain bikers and horse riders as well, so keep an ear out. Remember to bring an insect repellent to protect yourself from the ‘mozzies’(Australian slang for mosquitoes) and wear some proper hiking boots if you’re going to hike under wet conditions. Look out for snakes in warmer months. Keep in mind that the reserve closes at 8PM. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-26.7750184,153.0038104)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 285 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 3.5 km
  • Turn right onto Mooloolah Connection Road and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 105 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 160 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the Ewen Maddock Dam car park off Connection Road(250 metres west of Hinterland BMX Track), head towards the reservoir along the paved track, passing through a bicycle barrier. Keep left as you get closer to the reservoir to join the railed boardwalk(Tallowwood Walk), keeping the reservoir to your left. Follow the said track as it meanders along the reservoir to continue along Ewen Maddock Dam North Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along T1.
After 15 m pass the toilet (45 m on your right).
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Tallowwood Walk & T1) continue straight, to head along Tallowwood Walk.
After another 20 m pass the playground (15 m on your right).
Then pass the sign (on your left).
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 6 m pass the BBQ (6 m on your right).
After another 95 m continue straight, to head along Tallowwood Walk.
After another 190 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Tallowwood Walk) continue straight, to head along Main Track.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Tallowwood Walk) continue straight, to head along Main Track.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Tallowwood Walk) veer left, to head along Tallowwood Walk.
After another 310 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Tallowwood Walk) continue straight, to head along Main Track.
After another 205 m veer left, to head along Main Track.
After another 1.2 km (at the intersection of Main Track & T4) continue straight, to head along Main Track.
The starting point of an alternate route. A shorter alternative route skipping the Yellow Loop Track. To take the alternate route continue straight here. Details below.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Yellow Loop) veer left, to head along Yellow Loop.
The alternate route finishes here. Veer right to rejoin the main route at the 3.4 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 990 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Yellow Loop) veer left, to head along Main Track.
After another 570 m (at the intersection of Main Track & Blue Loop) turn left, to head along Blue Loop.
After another 460 m (at the intersection of Blue Loop & T6) veer left, to head along T6.
Continue another 75 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 4.5 km to get back to the start.

A shorter alternative route skipping the Yellow Loop Track.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Main Track & Yellow Loop Start heading along Main Track (a walking track).
After another 245 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Ewen Maddock Dam North


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 9 km
Time 2 h to 3 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 15 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
15 m[toilet]
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