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QueenslandCairns Regional (28) → Mareeba Shire | Great Barrier Reef | Wooroonooran National Park
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Map of bushwalks in Cairns Regional
List of bushwalks in Cairns Regional
Found 28 walks

Broken Nose
10 km return
4 h 30 min, 6 h 30 min to 2 days
Broken Nose
10 km
Return

Walk
4 h 30 min, 6 h 30 min to 2 days

Starting from the car park at the end of Josephine Falls Road, this walk takes you to the Broken Nose peak and back mostly via the Bartle Frere Trail, crossing Majuba Creek along the way. Around 950 metres above the ground, the Broken Nose provides you with an exceptional bird’s eye view over the hinterland and surrounding mountains. This hike can be considered training before the lengthy and challenging Mount Bartle Frere hike, with some parts of it as steep. The gorgeous rainforest provides you shade throughout the track, with interesting fungi species on trees for you to observe. Additionally, you can cool off in the suitable spots along the creek, or visit the rock pools of Josephine Falls after the journey. Speaking of, the creek crossing may require you to get your feet wet as well. The Big Rock Camp along the way offers a creekside night in the rainforest, if you’d like to make this a multi-day journey. Make sure there is no rain before, during or after your journey as the rocks and tree roots along the track become slippery and dangerous. Besides, there will be an unbelievable amount of leeches in wet conditions. The track may require a bit of rock scrambling. 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

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car


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


Mount Bartle Frere South Peak from Josephine Falls Road
22.1 km return
8 h 30 min to 2 days
Mount Bartle Frere South Peak from Josephine Falls Road
22.1 km
Return

Walk
8 h 30 min to 2 days

Starting from the car park at the end of Josephine Falls Road, this walk takes you to the southern peak of Mount Bartle Frere and back via a singular track, crossing Majuba Creek twice along the way. Expect a physical and mental challenge as you ascend to what feels like the mythic Mount Olympus, with mist setting in near the summit. The way up is going to be steep in places, and the scenery will change with the vegetation, transforming into an exceptional rainforest. Although the aforementioned mist usually reduces the viewing distance, the true reward of this walk is being able to finish it. It’s a lengthy journey which can be done in a day if you’re really fit and it’s dry. Otherwise, you can spend the night at the Eastern Summit and Big Rock campsites and go for the peak in the morning. Regardless of the way you choose to do it, you should make sure the conditions are dry and it will not rain while you’re there. Because the leeches reach outrageous numbers in wet conditions, and almost all of the track becomes dangerously slippery. Considering you may need to slide on your bottom for some descents, this becomes more of a problem. You’ll be rock hopping/scrambling and dealing with leeches as well, therefore decent hiking shoes and gaiters are recommended. Bring plenty of water(around 4 litres each) and an insect repellent. Expect to get wet feet on the creek crossings. You can fully get wet and cool off in the suitable spots along the creek as well, or visit the rock pools of Josephine Falls after the journey. 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
Views

Environment
Natural

Transport options
To start
Car




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