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Found 6 walks

Mount Williams and PA-31 Wreckage from Kamerunga
11.9 km return
4 h 30 min to 8 h
Mount Williams and PA-31 Wreckage from Kamerunga
11.9 km
Return

Walk
4 h 30 min to 8 h

Starting from Stoney Creek Road, Kamerunga, this return walk takes you to the summit of Mount Williams where the fuselage of PA-31 Navajo is, visiting the North Peak along the way. You’ll be following Smiths Track for the first third of the walk, then go off-trail along the ridgeline for the rest of the climb. Expect a challenging hike up the ridgeline through the interchanging vegetation, only to find the historic plane wreckage of the PA-31-310 Navajo, along with the memorial. The plane crash happened in 1986 as the pilot miscalculated the route and hit the ridge whilst going through the cloud, leading to the death of all the 6 persons on board. May they rest in peace. As you go through the narrow track up the ridge, keep an eye out for colossal trees that have majestic buttress roots. You may run into cassowaries along the track as well. After around 750 metres of altitude, you’ll notice the environment get more humid as you hit the cloud line, especially if it’s overcast. The amount of leeches can go crazy after this point, so use gaiters and deet to protect yourself from them. Since you’ll be going off-trail, prepare well and start early to allow time for mistakes. Bring a topographic map and a GPS device to be safe. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Ruins
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


Stoney Creek to Barron Falls Lookout
18.1 km return
6 h 30 min to 10 h
Stoney Creek to Barron Falls Lookout
18.1 km
Return

Walk
6 h 30 min to 10 h

Starting from the end of Euodia Close, Barron Gorge, this walk takes you to the Barron Falls Lookout and back via multiple trails following the scenic Barron Gorge, crossing multiple creeks along the way. Embark on an adventurous journey in and out of the rainforest alongside a magnificent gorge. You’ll be overwhelmed by the vast views over the river and cute little picnic tables where you can refuel as you take in the scenery. On top of that, you’ll have multiple chances to swim in the refreshing waters of Surprise Creek and Stoney Creek, so remember to bring your swimmers with you. The lively rainforest is home to southern cassowaries and possums, along with the interesting Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo. Keep an eye out for the rare bird species such as the orange-footed scrubfowl and the noisy pitta as well. While you’re in the area, consider having a ride on the awarded Skyrail Rainforest Cableway which takes you high above the Barron Gorge, giving you an opportunity to view the raging waters of Barron River in the wet season. Start early to avoid the heat and the possible crowd. Keep in mind that you can make this into a one-way trip if you arrange transport to Barron Falls Road, as well as the Wrights Lookout Road along the way. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views
Waterfall

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




Found 6 walks