A less frequented track, this rough, steep bush track abounds with wildlife including goannas and black snakes. Slade Lookout is definitely worth the short trip along the management trail to see good views over the marina at Bobbin Head. The mangroves at Duffy's Wharf (Cowan Creek) are also teeming with wildlife. Let us begin by acknowledging the Guringai people, 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 slight left onto McCarrs Creek Road and drive for another 25 m
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Booralie Road and drive for another 4.5 km
Turn right onto Booralie Road and drive for another 970 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the end of Booralie Rd, this walk bypasses the gate, signposted as the 'Booralie Namba Trail' and heads north-west along the management trail for approximately 100m before coming to an intersection with several other management trails.....
Directions & comments
After 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 30 m pass the sign (on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Slade Lookout. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 145 m veer right.
After another 80 m pass the sign (9 m on your left).
After another 990 m head up the steps (about 6 m long)
After another 6 m pass the "Duffys Wharf" (8 m on your right).
After another 10 m cross the stepping stones.
Continue another 135 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.4 km to get back to the start.
An optional side trip to Slade Lookout.
Directions & comments
After 80 m pass the sign (8 m on your right).
After another 400 m come to "Slade Family".
Continue another 0 m to find Slades Lookout at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 480 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Duffy's Track and Slade Lookout
1 h 15 min to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)