Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

Far North Queensland

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park Red and Blue Circuits including Summits of Mount Whitfield and Lumley Hill.

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Route/Trail notes

Take the red route from the Botanic Gardens carpark and ascend the hill until the route becomes unsealed marking the start of the blue route. Continue on ascending the mountain until 300m above sea level. The path is circular and has many short ascents descents until you get to the Lumley Hill lookout turnoff. The blue route then descends and hugs the eastern side of the mountain eventually crossing the seasonal creek and then back to the top of the red route. Care must be taken on the route and it is narrow and steep drop offs with lots of rocks and tree routes on the path. There is a sign at the start of the route warning walkers of dangers and warns not to attempt the route after 4pm. Sunlight is also limited near the creek section with a dense tree canopy and no direct sunlight in the afternoon. Next G coverage is available and plenty of rest seats are available along the route. This is a rainforest walk so plenty of water must be considered. 


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Good track, especially if you like rainforests. Eastern part of the circuit is less well maintained, with areas of poor signage, and can be narrow and slippery. Would suggest not doing this by yourself if you haven't got much bushwalking/hiking experience. Bring water, snacks and insect repellent

Ben on 15 Apr, 2022

I did the Yellow Arrow and the Blue Arrow. All up 8.5km and took just over 2.5 hours. Take plenty of water and snacks. The Yellow Arrow was busy but pure bliss on the Blue Arrow. I passed two people right at the end. I walked in a clockwise direction and was glad I did as the creek section in the last 2km was gorgeous! I didn't walk to My Lumley (time constraints) but gives me a reason to go back. I started at 6am which was light enough as it was quite dark in some sections. Pack bug spray if you are attractive to bugs. A top little walk and easy to get to!

KarlaW on 18 Feb, 2020

A pleasant stomp in the woods on a Sunday arvo. The Red Arrow section was very busy, but very few folk ventured further and we had the Blue Arrow virtually to ourselves.

Spidy on 27 Jul, 2019

Great walk under the canopy, of the rainforest.

Todd on 4 Oct, 2014

Best View of Cairns Airport around - hahahaha. Worth a lap or two.

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