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Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
Cairns, Cairns Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-whitfield/index.html

Description

The rainforest-clad slopes of the Whitfield Range form a dramatic backdrop to Cairns, offering bushwalking opportunities close to the city. Walking tracks through Mount Whitfield Conservation Park climb through shady rainforest gullies and dry open forest and grasslands with cycads to the top of Mount Lumley Hill.

Enjoy the short but steep 1.5 kilometre Red Arrow circuit walk through rainforest up to a lookout with views scenic views over the Cairns coastline. Add the more demanding Blue Arrow circuit for a 6.6 kilometre (four to five hour) walk, with an optional 400 metre sidetrack to a lookout at Mount Lumley Hill (325 metres), offering expansive views to the Cairns hinterland and out to Green Island. Picnic at the lookout between your circuit walks. Look for mound-building brush-turkeys, orange-footed scrubfowl and graceful honeyeaters .

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There:
The park is located five kilometres north of the Cairns City Centre, next to Flecker Botanic Gardens. Access is via Collins Avenue, near the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre to the east of the Tanks Art Centre.


Free Entry


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Mount Whitfield Conservation Park - Print Brochure
Map of Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
Collins Avenue
Cairns
Queensland 4870 Australia

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