Point Lookout Gorge Walk section closed after erosion

CLOSED: Part of Point Lookout's Gorge Walk is closed after heavy rain caused erosion before Easter.
CLOSED: Part of Point Lookout's Gorge Walk is closed after heavy rain caused erosion before Easter.

A SECTION of the popular Point Lookout Gorge Walk is closed after erosion caused by severe weather.

Heavy rain in the lead-up to the Easter break caused a wash out around boardwalk foundations on the south side of North Gorge.

The majority of the walk on North Stradbroke Island remains open, with tourists and locals free to use the facility as long as they follow safety signage.

Cr Peter Mitchell said most of the boardwalk was still open, with entry points to the south of the closure and to the north.

"It's just not a circuit at present, so when you get to the closed section roughly in the middle of the walk, it's as simple as retracing your steps back the way you came," Cr Mitchell said.

"The affected section was immediately closed off [after the rain] to ensure visitor safety and to allow council's engineers to assess the damage.

"The walk is an iconic destination, and this special experience can still be enjoyed - but to do this safely, sticking to the designated trail is a must, for your own safety as well as to protect the sensitive vegetation in the area.

"A fall from the closed section could result in serious injury, so we ask that visitors and locals take heed of the site safety signage and not enter the closed area, create shortcut trails around it or try to bypass it."