Smiths Track, in Barron Gorge National Park, extends from Speewah on the Atherton Tableland to Kamerunga on the coastal lowland near Cairns. The park lies within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Smiths track is one of the major historical routes that linked the inland Hodgkinson and Palmer goldfields with the coast. In 1876 miner and mule team packer, William Smith, marked this route up the southern side of Stoney Creek valley, mostly following Bama walking pads. The track features magnificent stands of tall rainforest along with open woodlands and grasslands on the higher more exposed ridges. Toby's lookout provides extensive views of Barron Gorge and the coastal lowlands. Birds, including spotted catbirds, orioles, sulphur-crested cockatoos, pheasant coucals and spangled drongos can be seen or heard as you walk the track.... more
Grade: easy to very difficult.
Distance: 8.6 kilometres.
Time: allow 7-9 hours walking time.... less
|Duration||9 Hours||Itinerary Type||Land
|Distance||9 Kilometres||Itinerary Route||One Way
|Mode of Travel||Walk||Level of Difficulty|
The Smiths Track 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.