Moffat Headland

landform, vegetation, association,

Submarine Rock 2022

The headland is losing chunks of rock as these photos from 2018,19 & 20 show. The same point is shown with an arrow for comparison. I guess this has been a continuing process since the end of the last ice age 8-10,000 years ago.

2015 Nov The Retreat photo Roger Todd

2015 Nov The Retreat photo Roger Todd

Caloundra Malibu Club's environment day at the Goat Track 2011 photo Just Photography 5472 8852, pathway

Lees Place memorial - rock washed over in a big sea, photo 2009

rock textures

Moffat Headland in the 1960's posted by Lee-Anne Bryant in Facebook - Caloundra- The good old days- The 80's April 2015

Ma & Pa Bendall Park

Queen of the Colonies Tree

Photos of the headland from Crees Pde

Moffat Beach and Headland, ca 1920 courtesy Sunshine Coast Libraries

Early Moffat Head, ca 1900 courtesy Sunshine Coast Libraries

1882 James C Moffat acquires the deed to 20 acres on Portion 13 on 18 August.

1883 First public land sales in Caloundra take place on 9 April. Some of the purchasers at that sale were Edmund Lander, James Campbell, G. Campbell, John D. Campbell, A. McCallum, Captain J. Swain, Robert Cribb and others. Very few of these blocks were built on by these original owners. James C. Moffat, a chemist from Brisbane established a cottage on the headland which now bears his name – Moffat Headland.

Caloundra Timeline by Amanda Wilson courtesy Sunshine Coast Libraries


Point Cartwright, Moffat Head and Wickham Point had a number of recorded pecked engravings on the shore platforms in the early 1930s, including emu, kangaroo and numerous dingo footprints, along with those of some small birds and a human footprint

Over the years the natural course of erosion by sea wave action and sun drying caused the engraved sandstone to flake away, eliminating all trace of these relics.

These headlands were once dreaming areas and very sacred to the Undumbi people

information courtesy Caloundra City Libraries

c1900 from Moffat Headland showing the cliffs and foreshore with the SS Dicky in the background,

courtesy Dave Slawson, Illidge family