Shelving Beach
Shelving Beach
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Phelps M
New Paris, OH22 contributions
June 2022 • Solo
Access to this beach is hard day's walk. Difficult walk in the tropics. The fisheries and marine life is in decline.
Written 30 June 2022
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FiveStarPA
Brisbane, Australia123 contributions
June 2022 • Family
This was our favourite beach albeit smaller. The snorkling was great very clear water with lots of coral. Would definitely recommend a visit
Written 23 June 2022
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AussieTraveller
115 contributions
Jan 2022
The preferred beach for snorkelling will depend on the wind direction. On our visit Shelving Beach was a good option - 35 mins (mildly tricky) walk, or 5 min boat drop off from the Hideaway resort. The coral reefs are about 30-50m from the beach, and we saw lots of sea life including sting rays, clown fish, clams, and turtles.
Written 17 January 2022
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ron d
Caloundra, Australia632 contributions
July 2021
I got a brochure on Great Keppel Island that states that it is 'the best island on the Great Barrier Reef for Bush Walking'. If that is true, then the other islands must be horrific.

I started to do the Monkey Point circuit, which is rated as 'Easy'. They have got to be kidding. After an easy walk parallel to the beach, the track enters the bush with a steep climb. I use the term 'track' loosely; it is more like a creek bed with plenty of opportunities to break an ankle.

When it was clear that this track was going to be too challenging, I decided to curtail the walk at Shelving Beach then return. The track down to Shelving Beach is another creek bed that ends at an extremely dangerous descent over rocks.

It is totally irresponsible to describe this walk as easy. I did survive but I would discourage everyone from attempting this walk unless they are prepared to tackle some very hazardous terrain.
Written 31 July 2021
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Christina G
5 contributions
Jan 2021
Snorkeling an easy swim off the beach. You'll see fish, clams, a variety of corals, and if you're lucky, a turtle.
Written 18 January 2021
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EG580
Gold Coast, Australia18 contributions
Jan 2021
easy hike to get to it from the ferry drop off point. Our kids did the 20 minute hike no worries. fun time had by all.
Written 8 January 2021
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Kaz W
Coffs Harbour, Australia28 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We snorkeled at this beautiful little beach. Acres was by walking along a each track with a reasonable incline and then down the hillside to the beach. Not suitable for those physically impaired or with limitations, or young children. Some sections had some loose and slippery rock with little to hang onto.
It is worth the walk though, or boat ride. We saw some beautifully coloured fish and a turtle and the coral formations.
Written 7 November 2020
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Janelle W
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
Sept 2020 • Family
Easy walk to the beach. But getting from track to beach wasn't easy. All of us sat down to take slow rocky descent onto beach. Getting back was rock climbing to get back up. The beach was so beautiful snorkelling was loads of fun. Not a beach to be missed. I rate it as one of the most beautiful beaches in Queensland
Written 8 October 2020
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imagine2
Newcastle, Australia792 contributions
July 2020
Walk to shelving beach not easy. Walk uphill over eroded trail. I suggest you forget about trying it unless you are extremely mobile. My husband and I are fit but found this wal’ not enjoyable.
Written 31 July 2020
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NB479
Emu Park, Australia23 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Kids had an awesome time snorkeling around the bay got to swim with turtles, fish and even saw stingrays they stayed in the water nearly all day only coming out for food and of cause to apply more sunblock they learnt the first day slip slop slap us a must
Written 7 January 2020
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