The Summit Track in Fitzroy Island National Park is easily accessible from Cairns via commercial vessels. Fitzroy Island features rugged, diverse landscapes of granite outcrops, open woodlands, rainforest, mangroves and coral beaches.
To access the 3.6 kilometre Summit Track, from the jetty in Welcome Bay, follow the Lighthouse Road 1.6 kilometres to the signposted Summit track trail head on the right. The boulder-strewn track climbs for 600 metres 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. Areas of the summit are currently closed. Please observe safety signs and fencing. From the summit, the track descends for 1.4 kilometres through woodland and open heathland with magnificent views of the island and mainland. The track exits near the camping area. The track is steep and rough with many steps and should only be undertaken by fit and healthy walkers. It can be walked in either direction. Allow three hours walking time to complete this difficult track.
|Duration||3 Hours||Itinerary Type||Land
|Distance||3.6 Kilometres||Itinerary Route||Return
|Mode of Travel||Walk||Level of Difficulty|
The Summit 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.