Running Creek Track

Running Creek Track is another great 4WD track.

It goes from the Musgrave - Lakefield National Park road to the road to Port Stewart.

It is dry late in the Dry season which is when the photos below are from, but early in the Dry it can be a challenge with wet creek and river crossings as well as swampy areas.

Some boggy sands may remain a challenge for some vehicles even in the late Dry.

It is a great track well worth doing if you have the extra time.

Its southern end is east of Musgrave, on the Musgrave - Lakefield National Park Road.

running creek track start

You first have a few gates
through Lilyvale Station,
running creek track gate

... Violet Station, and Lama Lama National Park ...
running creek lama lama

... where in parts you drive through some heathland vegetation and soft white sands.

running creek track boggy sands

Then you come to the Running Creek Homestead ...

running creek homestead

... with a beach ...

UPDATE 2015 This track goes through a private property, with limited access to some places including the Running Creek beach.

UPDATE 2022 The local Lama Lama People have announced that the Running Creek Beach is open again for visitors :-) Full detail is in the Destination Guide.

running creek beach

... and a river mouth with great fishing.

running creek fishing

There is also another track to a rocky river bank,

running creek rock wall track

... and there is also a swimming hole.

running creek swimming hole

Further north the Running Creek track goes through some melaleuca swamps,

running creek track open woodland

... and a rainforest pocket with some creek crossings,

running creek track rainforest

... before you come to Stewart River,

running creek track stewart river

... which is all dry in the late Dry Season.

running creek track stewart river crossing

From there it is not far to the northern end of the Running Creek track at the road to Port Stewart.

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