Nudgee Boardwalk/’Silent Hike’ Test
I headed out early morning to test the video features of my Nikon D750 DSLR camera and see if I could put together a ‘silent hike’ film (even though the trail is only 2km long), before investing in some new gear for some 4K videos.
Nudgee Beach Boardwalk is one of Brisbane’s hidden gems, located only 20mins from the CBD. Also known as Tabbil-Ban Dhagun Track, the boardwalk is situated at the eastern end of the Boondall Wetlands, where Nudgee Creek meets Nudgee Beach.
A popular place for birdwatchers due to the significant number of species that inhabit the Wetlands. On the walk I came across a variety of birds including a flock of Little Black Cormorants swimming alongside an Intermediate egret, which I captured using a NIKKOR 70-300mm lens. Click Here for a full list of sightings at this location.
The walk begins with a stroll through some open forest adjacent to a thick patch of towering Melaleuca trees full of bird life, before heading into the wetlands via a board walk. Turn right after a few hundred metres to visit the bird hide and enjoy some great views over the mudflats (at low tide). The boardwalk continues through the mangroves before opening at a small, exposed beach populated with Egrets, Herons, Royal Spoonbills, and other waders. The boardwalk continues deeper into the wetlands, winding through the mangroves, before ending at the driveway to the carpark entrance.
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