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Redland City Council has reopened the Point Lookout Gorge Walk reopens after restoration

Point Lookout's spectacular Gorge Walk has reopened on Minjerribah Island ahead of the busy Christmas holiday period.

SPECTACLE: The 1.2km walk takes in beautiful coastal views and plenty of wildlife in calmer conditions.

SPECTACLE: The 1.2km walk takes in beautiful coastal views and plenty of wildlife in calmer conditions.

Redland Mayor Karen Williams said restoration work was complete on a 25 metre section which was damaged earlier this year during heavy rain.

"Minjerribah is one of Queensland's most beautiful naturally wonderful attractions and the Gorge Walk has always been a must do for visitors to the island," she said.

"Now I am pleased to announce that residents and visitors are once again able to complete the full 1.2 kilometre circuit uninterrupted.

"The walk offers multiple vantage points to view local flora and fauna against the stunning backdrop of the headlands and Pacific Ocean.

"The reopening of the entire Gorge Walk will be very welcome news to residents and businesses on Minjerribah, especially with the influx of visitors expected for the upcoming summer holidays."

BEAUTY SPOT: The Point Lookout Gorge.

BEAUTY SPOT: The Point Lookout Gorge.

Cr Peter Mitchell said reconstruction of the damaged section involved the installation of seven footings.

"This was a difficult area in which to undertake works and, at the same time, protect its beautiful surrounds," he said.

"The contractors worked off the existing decking to bore down 2.8 metres into rock to ensure the stability of the footings.

PACIFIC OCEAN: The walk allows great ocean views but it is wise to keep back from the edge.

PACIFIC OCEAN: The walk allows great ocean views but it is wise to keep back from the edge.

"They were then harnessed from the walk to add pile caps, using concrete pumped all the way from the main car park.

"I am very excited that the boardwalk has reopened so residents and visitors can once again walk the circuit and experience the natural beauty of Minjerribah."