Thursday, November 16, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Cape Edgecumbe trail upgrades are well underway, with the section closure expected to be lifted by mid-November.
The first stage of the update, from Murray Bay, Mother Beddock, and the Lions Lookout near Rose Bay include widening the track, improving drainage systems, installing rock barriers at Mother Beddock lookout and the installation of stairs between Lions Lookout and Mother Beddock.
Rotary Lookout, near Horseshoe Bay, is currently still open to the public, and the commencement of Stage 2 will include Rotary Lookout and the re-opening of Mother Beddock Lookout.
Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business Leanne Abernethy said it was great news that work on the trails was progressing and that the first stage was now open.
“The Edgecumbe Bay Walking Trails are a fantastic natural attraction providing breath-taking views across the ocean,” she said.
“We are really pleased that the Whitsunday Council decided to upgrade these tracks.
“We have thousands of tourists asking about the walks each year when they come to the Bowen Visitor Information Centre, and this is a free, healthy activity that so many enjoy.”
Community members are encouraged to follow the construction signage and to not use the closed sections of trail.
Trail upgrades see track widening and steps constructed. Photo supplied