Summit Track, Fitzroy Island National Park - A very steep service road (concrete wheel tracks) from the north-east end of Welcome Bay climbs through rainforest towards the lighthouse. A lookout on the windy north side of the island offers views of Green Island on a clear day. Follow the road for 1.6 kilometres where the Summit Track branches off to the right. Follow this 600 metre boulder-strewn track upwards through woodland to the summit. At the summit (269 metres) slabs of granite and windswept casuarina trees frame magnificent views over the island, surrounding reefs and mainland.... more
Stay on the track at all times and follow markers and signs carefully. Take care around cliffs, steep slopes and rock faces. Wear sturdy footwear, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a long-sleeved shirt. Always carry water and try to walk in the cooler part of of the day.
Distance: 4.4 kilometre return.
Time: allow three hours walking time.... less
Wear a hat and sunscreen and take drinking water when walking as parts of this track are very exposed. Walk in the cooler months.
Be careful on the slippery and uneven track surfaces, especially when wet. Be prepared for wet weather and strong winds if visiting during February and March.
This walk can be enjoyed all year round, but should be avoided in wet and windy weather as it is exposed in parts.
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