Starting from the car park at the end of Oquinn Street, Nudgee Beach, this little circuit walk gives you a tour of the northwestern Boondall wetlands via the Tabbil-ban Dhagun Track. Expect a peaceful and quiet journey along a wheelchair accessible boardwalk that will provide you coastal views as well. The area is perfect for birdwatching as the migratory bird species feed on the tidal flats here. Other than birds, you’ll be able to spot crabs (at low tide) and interesting bugs in these wetlands. The Aboriginal name of the track means 'place of salt water', for your information. A strong insect repellent, a hat and sunscreen is highly recommended. 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.
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.
Turn right onto Nudgee Road and drive for another 800 m
Turn right onto Nudgee Road and drive for another 3.3 km
Keep left onto O'Quinn Street and drive for another 720 m
Turn right and drive for another 160 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Oquinn Street, head towards the metal gate with yellow & black stripes on it along the concrete path. Pass through the gap next to the gate and join the dirt track. Stay on the said track as you keep the ocean to your right to continue along Tabbil-ban Dhagun Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Directions & comments
Find the car park at the start.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the birdhide overlooking the tidal flats where you can spot many migratory birds as mentioned in the description. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 320 m veer left.
Then cross the bridge (about 90 m long)
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 780 m long)
After another 105 m cross the bridge (about 220 m long)
After another 4 m turn left.
After another 120 m turn left.
About 120 m past the end is a toilet.
About 30 m past the end is a water tap.
This side trip takes you to the birdhide overlooking the tidal flats where you can spot many migratory birds as mentioned in the description.
Directions & comments
After another 15 m cross the bridge
After another 100 m come to a shelter.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 110 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tabbil-ban Dhagun Circuit
Smooth & flat
20 min to 40 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Flat, no steps (1/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 320 m (plus an extra 120 m along side route) from the start.