2 miles
Distance
271 ft
Climb
-549 ft
Descent
00:15:39
Avg time

Sandy Bay Details

  • Riding area
    South Molle Island
    Airlie Beach
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Best in April-November
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

Sandy Bay is home to one of the best camping spots on the Island. Managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, the campsite boats well maintained drop toilets, picnic tables and a grassy camping site right on the beachfront.

Many of the Island Taxi's used to get riders to the island use this beach as the preferred landing spot making this climb off the beach the only way to access the trails.

Access Info

To access South Molle Island you need to organise a water taxi (we recommend Scamper). The trip is only 10 minutes and will drop you directly at Sandy Bay, one of the designated camp sites, but is tide dependant. Generally you must stay overnight.

Parking at Shute Harbour: $15 per 24 hours
Scamper return transfer including 5 litres of water per person per day $65
National Parks Camping Permit $5.75 per person or $23 per family available on QWPS website

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sandy Bay mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -279 ft
  • Altitude min
    5 ft
  • Altitude max
    404 ft
  • Altitude start
    296 ft
  • Altitude end
    17 ft
  • Grade
    -3.155%
  • Grade max
    -28.341%
  • Grade min
    23.513%
  • Distance climb
    2,781 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    377 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:05
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Sandy Bay Trail Reports

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Jun 21, 2017 @ 8:07pm
Jun 21, 2017
All open. Mostly well trimmed grass on the trails. Long gradual climb and smooth flowing descent.
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