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Stewart Head Trail
Herberton, Tablelands Area

Free Entry - Entry Information

1300 130 372
info@derm.qld.gov.au
www.derm.qld.gov.au

Description

This walk extends beyone the Great Northern Mines Walk, following the trail up to the Herberton Firetrail, veering to the right until you reach the opencut mine known as Ironclad. Just past the Ironclad is a small trail leading off the firetrail to the left. This is the start of the Stewart Head Walk.

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The track travels upwards towards the ridge (St Patrick Hill) The trail keeps predominantly to the south of the spine of this ridge. Follow the trail along a series of hills, some quite steep. You will find a sign indicating Stewart Head, which from this point is a 400 metre climb to the top, where the views are spectacular.

On your return to the sign, turn left, continuing down the trail towards the old quarries. Signage at the quarries points you back in the direction of Herberton, reaching White Street and a short walk back to the carpark.

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About the Walk

12 kilometres
6 hours
Full Day Walk
Moderate to hard
Circuit
From the Great Northern Carpark, beside the Herberton Mining Visitor Centre.

Walk Highlights

  • Old mineshafts
  • Scenic vistas
  • Mountain heath vegetation

Walk Hints

Please do not attempt to enter any mines or tunnels.

Take drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen in this tropcical environment.

During the wet season, high rainfalls can cause washouts. In the dry season, tracks may be closed due to hire fire danger.

Detailed information on this and other walks in the region can be found in the Herberton Mining Visitor Centre.

Best Time To Go

Visit between March and October when weather and track conditions are at their best.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Further Details:
Visit between March and October when weather and track conditions are at their best. Highlights of the Stewart Head Trail include: old mine shafts, scenic vistas and mountain heath vegetation. The track is 12 kilometres long with a moderate to hard degree of difficulty and will take approximately six hours to comolete. Please do not attempt to enter any mines or tunnels. Take drinking water and wear a hat and sunscreen in this tropcical environment. During the wet season, high rainfalls can cause washouts.

How To Get There:
Herberton is one and a half hours west of Cairns via Gordonvale and Atherton and well signposted.


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Map of Stewart Head Trail
Herberton Township
Herberton
Queensland 4872 Australia

Contact Details

1300 130 372

 

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