Hartleys Creek Falls

Far North Queensland

A 7.5 km out and back hike with some undulations .

Waterfalls
Swimming
Bird Watching
Rainforest
186m
Total Climb

Getting There

From Cairns head north towards Port Douglas The track is located approximately 41 kms north of Cairns CBD

The trailhead is not visible from the road. Park in the clearing  in front of Hartley's Retreat approximately 400 meters past the Hartley's Crocodile Park turnoff

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Route/Trail notes

The walk is a 7.5 km out and back hike.  There is a decent uphill early on in the walk and the clay sections are very slippery when wet  . About halfway along is Flat Rock ,a large open area however camping is not allowed Flat Rock also has a safe swimming hole , if you need a break to freshen up. Continuing along the track, it breaks uphill and the sound of the steam disappears , don't worry it swings back to the creek after a few small hills and the vegetation  turns into more rain forest  which signals you are almost there. Stay on the track and there is a short rock scramble to a well shaded swimming hole by a waterfall. After heavy rain there are numerous small creek crossings with a significant crossing about 200 meters from the Falls

Permits/Costs

Free

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