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Blue Arrow Circuit
5 Hours  / 6.6 Kilometres



Description

The Blue Arrow circuit starts about half way around the Red Arrow circuit. The trailheads for the Red Arrow circuit are located near the Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre or to the east of the Tanks Art Centre. The Red Arrow track passes through a rainforested gully and uphill through open woodland to two lookouts, providing great views of Cairns city, the coast and the busy Cairns airport.

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The Blue Arrow track begins with a steep 600 metre climb to a lookout with views of the coast north of Cairns and a glimpse of Lumley Hill. The track divides into a circuit, which can be walked in either direction. The right branch passes through rainforest and open grassland before climbing steeply towards Lumley Hill. The left branch climbs through rainforest on stairs created by the roots of rainforest trees. Halfway around the Blue Arrow circuit, a short, steep 400 metre side track climbs to the summit of Lumley Hill, 325 metres in altitude. The summit offers expansive views stretching inland to Red Peak Mountain and off-shore to Green Island.

This walk climbs to over 300 metres altitude on a track that is sometimes steep and narrow and requires a moderate level of fitness. Allow plenty of time to complete the circuit walk before it gets dark- do not start after 2.00pm.

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Shelter, Blue Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
Shelter, Blue Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation ParkCairns view from Red Arrow track, Mount Whitfield
Cairns view from Red Arrow track, Mount Whitfield


Journey Details

Duration5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance6.6 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Blue Arrow Circuit Full Itinerary

Blue Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

The Blue Arrow circuit is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.


Cairns view from Red Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
Cairns view from Red Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
Shelter, Blue Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park
Shelter, Blue Arrow circuit, Mount Whitfield Conservation Park


Route Details

Duration: 5 Hrs 
Distance: 6.6 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Circuit

Experiences
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
    Rainforest
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3



Other Information


Visit our Driving Safety and Advice page for more information or the RACQ website for the latest road conditions.

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