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Smiths Track, Barron Gorge National Park
9 Hours  / 9 Kilometres

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Description

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.

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Grade: easy to very difficult.

Distance: 8.6 kilometres.

Time: allow 7-9 hours walking time.

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    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.
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Journey Details

Duration9 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance9 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information

Disabled:
The toilets and shower facilities at Speewah campground are wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required in grassy areas of the campground.


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

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Smiths Track

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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.



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Smiths Track, Barron Gorge National Park
Smiths Track, Barron Gorge National Park


Route Details

Duration:
9 Hrs 
Distance:
9 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Walk
Route Type:
One Way

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


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 4


Other Information

Disabled:
The toilets and shower facilities at Speewah camping area are wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required in grassy areas of the camping area.



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