I went for a short walk out at the Seary's Creek picnic area the other day. Seary's Creek crosses the road to Rainbow Beach and then flows down at least another 5 or 6 kilometers before it reaches the salt water of the bay. There is a short board walk from the parking place down to the creek.
The walk beside the creek is quite close to the road and its easy to hear vehicles going by. However, the bush is so thick that it feels very secluded. Add to that the sound of running water and birds in the trees and bushes and its a beautiful place to relax for a while. The birds were out of sight the other day. It's only when the bushes close to the walk are flowering that they are easy to see.
It's always still down by the creek and the water reflects all the vegetation.
It's not a big creek although there are several pools which are more than waist deep and very cold. There is quite a large volume of water coming down all the time. The source of the water is a spring further up in the Great Sandy National Park.
The water in the creek is very clear and you can see the exposed roots of bushes and trees beside it.
The color of the water is fascinating. It is usually described as "tea colored" and is caused by the vegetation that it flows through. However, with the sun on the water the color varies from pale orange to deep red - Beautiful!