Ivan Evans Walk from Ellen Close
2.2 km return
1 h to 1 h 15 min
Ivan Evans Walk from Ellen Close
2.2 km

1 h to 1 h 15 min

Starting from the end of Ellen Close, Bayview Heights, this return walk explores the dense rainforest of Ellen Close Reserve via the Ivan Evans Walk Track, visiting Boiboi’s Lookout along the way. Conveniently reachable and well-shaded, this walk can for a great family trip, including your dog. Step into the lush rainforest and just listen to the birdsong as the hypnotising scenery makes you forget how close to the city you actually are.You may even spot a Buff-breasted paradise kingfisher(bird) if lucky. The lookout provides you peaceful views towards Cairns and Trinity Bay, but they are somewhat impeded by the foliage. The walking track was named after Ivan Evans, who was a landowner that donated his land for a water reservoir. Short and sweet, this tranquil stroll in the woods becomes truly magical when it starts drizzling. Not too much though, as a decent rainfall can make the rocks and the trail a bit slippery. Watch out for snakes and keep an eye on your children at all times. Keep in mind that you can also make this a one-way trip and exit to Toogood Road midway if you'd like to. 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.



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