Conservation Hill and Rhyll Inlet


Conservation Hill and Rhyll Inlet Walk

Rhyll Inlet is a world-renowned habitat for migratory waders, and the walking tracks in this area allow for good bird observing opportunities. The mangroves and wetlands are listed under the Ramsar Convention as having international importance. Information signs are provided along the walks. The walking tracks in this area are also suitable for bicycles.

Boardwalks of varying lengths loop through the mangroves, saltmarsh and mudflats, and walkers are rewarded by the presence of spoonbills, oystercatchers, herons, egrets, and cormorants. Climb the Conservation Hill Observation Tower for panoramic views of the wetlands and surrounding woodland reserves.

Mangrove boardwalk
1.2km return, 45 min, easy.

Wander through coastal woodland and paperbark forest to the intertidal mudflats and mangrove boardwalks of Rhyll Inlet. Look for notched shorecrabs and listen for the snapping shrimps that live in the mud.

Conservation Hill carpark to McIlwraith Road
4.5km return, 2h, easy/moderate.

An extended walk-through coastal woodland, mangrove boardwalks and farmland with views across Rhyll Inlet. Continue for a further 2km to the historic village of Rhyll.

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  • Difficulty - Easy to moderate
  • Location - Car park at Cowes-Rhyll Road
  • The boardwalks are accessible for a pram or wheelchair


  • Carpark


  • Toilets at Conservation Hill car parkavailables
  • Designated Accessible Toilets
  • Parking at Conservation Hill car park (gravel)
  • No Designated Accessible Parking
  • Mangrove Boardwalk is suitable for wheelchair
  • Suitable for prams
  • Bicycles permitted
  • Picnic table/BBQ - Picnic table only
  • No Dogs


Conservation Hill Reserve - Cowes Rhyll Road, Rhyll, Australia