The Bump Track from Connolly Road
3 h 45 min to 6 h
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Starting from Connolly Road, Mowbray, this return walk takes you through the rainforests and dry eucalypt woodlands of Mowbray National Park via the historic Bump Track, crossing Robbins Creek along the way. Created by Christie Palmerston(a pathfinder of the time) in April 1877, The Bump Track priorly was an Aboriginal trail. It was a pivotal path connecting Port Douglas to the rest of the hinterland. Expect lots of birdlife and soothing easterly views towards Coral Sea. Mountain biking is allowed as well. You can also make this into a one-way trip if someone is willing to pick you up from Black Mountain Road. The track can become impassable during/after rainfall as the Robbins Creek crossing floods. 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.