Nudgee Boardwalk/’Silent Hike’ Test

After being inspired by watching a few cinematic hiking films by Craig Adams and Harmen Hoek, 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 hiking’ film, before investing in some new gear to incorporate some 4K quality hiking videos into my landscape photography outings.

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 Brisbane-based 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 birds recorded 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 weaves 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.

Click here to view the Tabbil-ban Dhagun Boardwalk on AllTrails.

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