Oceanway Cycle Path Two

Cycle Queensland, Sightseeing Ride, Oceanway Cycle Path Two

The Oceanway Cycle Path is made up of three rides totaling 36km. The paths provide an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to get out and exercise all along the length of the Gold Coast, next to the beaches with numerous vistas and headlands providing views across the area. The majority of the bike riding is on off-road cycle paths with just a few short sections of on-road paths and quiet residential streets.

This is an especially lovely series of bike rides to do early in the morning, just after sunrise. Unfortunately many others have the same idea so be patient, give way to pedestrians and enjoy the bike ride.

Oceanway Cycle Path Two

Running south from Miami to Palm Beach, this is probably the quietest of the three rides. The initial path through Miami highlights this and it seems a shame that it has to end. Unfortunately, there is a price to pay for the lovely serene quietness of Miami, a flight of stairs up and over the South Nobby Headland. The stairs are narrow and quite steep so be prepared for a short burst of real effort to get up to the top. Once there, spend a moment to admire the view.

Further south, enjoy the ride through Burleigh Heads past all of the outdoor gymnasium ‘furniture’ lining the path. Watch as young and old enjoy their daily workouts in the ocean breeze before a cooling swim in the Pacific Ocean. Bicycles are not permitted in Burleigh Head National Park so a quick detour through a few quiet residential streets gets you back on track, crossing over Tallebudgera Creek before finishing with a loop around the outside of the Tallebudgera recreation camp and back on to the beach.

Access

The start point is just off the Gold Coast Highway, running down the length of the Gold Coast, just in-land from the famous beaches. This is easily accessed from either the north or south via the Pacific Motorway.

Food and Drink

Take your pick! There is a huge selection of cafés, eateries and coffee shops all the way along this ride.

Side Trip

The Gold Coast! There is so much going on here that it is impossible to not find something of interest for you to do. If all else fails, the beaches are hard to beat.

 

Ride Log

  • 0.0 Start on the cycle path at the corner of Chairlift Ave and Marine Pde in Miami. Make your way south along the path that runs through the park area just behind the beach.
  • 1.2 At the South Nobby Headland, dismount your bike and climb with it up the stairs on your right. These are narrow and quite steep; you will need to be quite strong to get it to the top. While it is a big effort, the view from the summit, both north and south, is lovely and worth every moment of the suffering on the way up!
  • 1.3 Descend down from South Nobby Headland to North Burleigh Beach and continue south. Along here, you can watch all the locals undertaking their daily workouts on the council provided gym equipment. There’s a whole host of equipment and if you are feeling energetic, why not stop off to have a go!
  • 3.4 Continue past the SLSC.
  • 3.6 Turn right on to Hayle St. This is a very quiet residential street which unfortunately has to be used as bicycles are not permitted in the Burleigh Head National Park.
  • 4.1 Turn right on to George St.
  • 4.3 Turn left on to the path running alongside the Gold Coast Hwy. Continue along here in a southerly direction.
  • 5.1 Having crossed the bridge spanning Tallebudgera Creek, turn left to follow the cycle path. Immediately, when you are facing the water, turn right at the T-junction in the path. Continue eastwards with the creek to your left.
  • 5.5 The path re-emerges by the beach. Continue ahead.
  • 6.1 End of the ride. Enjoy a cool drink at the SLSC.
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    5.98 km / 3.716 mi

    Total Distance

    43 m / 141 ft

    Total Ascent

    44 m / 143 ft

    Total Descent

    20 m / 65 ft

    Highest Point

    Ride type:
    Sightseeing
    Mountain biking
    Road riding
    Commuter
    Kid friendly
    Rail Trail
    Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
    Ride Duration: options
    Fitness Level: Low
    Terrain:
    Shared Bike Path - Paved
    Shared Bike Path - Dirt
    On-Road Bike Lane
    On-Road
    Off-Road - Fire Trail
    Off-Road - Rail Trail
    Off-Road - Single Track
    Off-Road - Downhill
    Mobile Coverage: Limited
    Estimated Distance (Kms): 6.1
    Elevation Gain (metres): 67
    Services:
    Water
    Food
    First Aid
    Toilets
    Bike hire facilities
    Carparking
    Bike servicing
    Accessible by bike
    Accessible by car
    Accessible by public transport
    Accessible by shuttle / uber
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