Dammerels History Walk
Gumbaynggirr Country

30 min to 1 h

2 km

↑ 48 m
↓ -48 m

Easy track
Starting from Look At Me Know parking area this short return walk provides you scenic views over Solitary Islands. Learn about the Dammerel family along the way, who used to work at the historic 19th century lighthouse. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaynggirr people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-30.1753726,153.1869761)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Pacific Highway Onramp
  • Turn on to Solitary Islands Way Offramp then drive for 430 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Moonee Beach Road and drive for another 205 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Pacific Highway Onramp and drive for another 5.6 km
  • Keep left onto Solitary Islands Way Exit and drive for another 440 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Solitary Islands Way and drive for another 165 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Fiddaman Road and drive for another 960 m
  • Turn right onto Flagstaff Avenue and drive for another 140 m
  • Turn left onto Ocean View Crescent and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn right onto Semaphore Street and drive for another 90 m
  • Turn left onto Dammerel Crescent and drive for another 350 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Find the Information billboard about headland at the start.
After another 185 m turn left.
After another 215 m turn right.
After another 60 m veer right.
After another 170 m pass the park (170 m on your left).
After another 90 m pass the "Emerald Beach Park" (235 m on your left).
After another 120 m continue straight.
After another 105 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass the car park (130 m on your right).
Then pass the "Saltwater" (155 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (195 m on your right).
Continue another 45 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Dammerels History Walk

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 2 km
Time 30 min to 1 h
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 960 m from the start.

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