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Ritamada | Central Queensland Towns and Places

Ritamada

4WD only   Hiking   Swimming   Kayaking   Fishing   Dogs on leash allowed   Stinger Warning Signs

Ritamada is one of those lovely places you won't find in the tourist brochures. It is beautiful, peaceful, and private, with some of the best views on the Capricorn Coast, but it is difficult to find and difficult to get to.

For that reason, not surprisingly, Ritamada is a popular haunt for nudists. Nudism in Queensland? Surely not. Uh huh.

Fishing off the beach can be good at times, as the channel runs around the headland from Tanby Point, before continuing on to Kinka Creek and Causeway Lake. Bream and whiting are the common local catches from the beach.

There are no facilities or fresh water at Ritamada, so take everything you need.

Accessing Ritamada

Ritamada is a promontory with rocky cliffs that overshadow several sandy coves and beaches. Ritamada Road is gravel. It turns off the Scenic Highway just north of Emu Park. There are gated private properties at the end of the road which dominate much of the peninsula, however sand tracks head off on the left just before the gates.

These sand tracks lead you directly onto Ritamada Beach. The sand is loose and you will definitely need 4WD. Do not attempt the track in a conventional vehicle.

After heavy rain or king tides, some of the tracks become boggy swamp so be ultra careful.

Many of the photos below are of the section of Ritamada nearest Kinka Creek. This lovely secluded beach can only be accessed by foot or by kayak. I would not recommend attempting to land there in a motor boat as there are many rocks that go out a long way which will likely wreck a propellor.

I paddled there from Mulambin Beach, staying within a few hundred metres of Kinka Beach all the way. The trip is 14kms return. You could also lauch at Kinka Creek if you just want a short paddle.

All the above info is provided as a guide. Things change from time to time and it's always best to get current local knowledge.

Photo Gallery: Kinka Creek & Ritamada

Smooth rocks at Ritamada
Smooth rocks at Ritamada
Ritamada Beach
Ritamada Beach
Ritamada looking toward Kinka Creek
Ritamada looking toward Kinka Creek
Ritamada Beach
Ritamada beach
Ritamada Beach
Ritamada beach
Ritamada looking over Creek Rock to Kinka
Ritamada looking over Creek Rock to Kinka
Ritamada looking east to the Keppels
Ritamada looking east to the Keppels
Creek Rock
Creek Rock, off Ritamada & Kinka Beach

If you enjoy exploring, you can find additional places and towns to check out on the Central Queensland Places page.

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Have a brilliant day,

Andrew Thompson.