Lake Baroon footbridge on Great Walk ready for walking again

THE construction of a new footbridge at Lake Baroon (Baroon Pocket Dam) has been completed, and the Baroon section of the Sunshine Coast Great Walk has reopened on the northern side of the lake near Montville.
A temporary closure of the trail was implemented during the construction of the $350,000 bridge to ensure public safety.
The new 11-metre footbridge, made of a resilient composite material designed to withstand the dense rainforest environment, is now accessible.
It replaces the previous bridge, which was damaged by a fallen tree during flooding in 2022, and a temporary trail diversion was in place during that time.
The footbridge is located approximately 200 metres from the Narrows Road car park and will enhance connectivity between the lake and Kondalilla National Park, both integral parts of the picturesque Sunshine Coast Great Walk.
The bridge also features a non-slip surface decking for added safety.
Mansi O’Keeffe, Seqwater Manager of Operational Support and Improvement, expressed gratitude for the community’s patience during the construction.
Ms O’Keeffe highlighted Lake Baroon’s appeal as a stunning natural area nestled in the hinterland, attracting around 195,000 visitors annually.