Eddie Santagiuliana Way in Cleveland
The Brisbane foreshore is a wonderful area of natural beauty, a variety of landscapes and habitats, stunning views and amazing wildlife. One of the best places to explore all of these exciting elements is along the Eddie Santagiuliana Way.
Named in honour of former Redland Shire councillor and mayor, Eddie Santagiuliana, this foreshore trail is the perfect place to visit with Brisbane Kids for a fun bike ride, bush walk or nature trail!
How you can get to Eddie Santagiuliana Way
Eddie Santagiuliana Way is located at Raby Bay Harbour in Cleveland. The main walkway goes from the bottom of Channel Street South or Island Street in Cleveland and runs to Manning Esplanade in Thornlands. However, you can follow the trail all the way from Cleveland Point in the north and beyond Thornlands in the south via sections of quiet, residential streets.
Eddie Santagiuliana Way is also part of the much larger Moreton Bay Cycleway, connecting many sections of pathways and trails that when finally completed will run from Bribie Island to Redland Bay, becoming the longest cycleway on the eastern coast of Australia.
To help you explore Eddie Santagiuliana Way, you can obtain the latest version of the Redland Shire Cycling and Walking Guide. This free guide can be downloaded from www.redland.qld.gov.au or you can get a printed map from the Redlands Visitor Information Centre or by calling 1300 667 383 or sending an email to [email protected]
What to expect at Eddie Santagiuliana Way
Eddie Santagiuliana Way is walkway and bikeway that is a mix of boardwalk and concrete paths. It is a level, easy walk, with a few slight gradients. There are also some sections of elevated boardwalk that offer spectacular views out across the bay and over to Stradbroke Island. The trail is generally pushchair, wheelchair and pram friendly, although there are some sections that could be harder to manoeuvre, such as the connections via streets over grassed areas.
As well as the fun of walking and cycling along the trail and enjoying the beautiful scenery, there are plenty of extra features to keep the kids excited and entertained! There are two duck ponds en route, one of which you cross over on a cute bridge. You also pass through several parks, such as Henry Ziegenfusz Park, and there is a children’s playground for the kids to enjoy.
Natural wonders at Eddie Santagiuliana Way
The main highlight of Eddie Santagiuliana Way is the natural wonders that you can explore and observe. As you follow the trail, you will see creeks and ponds, and pass through a variety of natural habitats, from grassland areas and open bush to mangroves, melaleuca wetlands and coastal forest.
As well as being of interest for their natural beauty, these areas are also home to lots of amazing and unique wildlife. Highlights include looking out for beautiful birdlife in the wetlands and along the shore, and trying to spot koalas in the areas of large gum trees. The quieter and more observant you are along the walk, the more natural wonders you will spot!
There are also breathtaking bayside views to enjoy along the way!
Eddie Santagiuliana Way facilities
There are several drinking fountains along the trail, as well as handy toilet facilities. The trail is also well signed. On top of signs for directions, there are some great informative signs too, detailing interesting information about the flora and fauna of the area. So you can not only enjoy the amazing natural wonders we have right here on our doorstep but also learn more about them too!
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