Far North Queensland

Summary

The Northern Most point in QLD.

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

Access

How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?

Maps

Which maps cover the region?

Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

Council Areas:

  1. Burke Shire 
  2. Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire
  3. Capentaria Shire
  4. Croydon Shire
  5. Mareeba Shire
  6. Etheridge Shire
  7. Tablelands Reginoal
  8. Cassowary Coast Regional
  9. Cairns Regional
  10. Douglas Shire
  11. Cook Shire
  12. Aurukun Shire
  13. Torres Shire
  14. Lockhart Reiver Aboriginal Shire

Contact details

Contact details for National Park offices or similar...

Hard
17.5 km return
7 hrs

Kahlpahlim Rock Circuit,

Dinden national Park, Cairns
Steep climb to top of rock
Very challenging
Also hard walk down

Hard
12.6 km return
5 hrs

Lamb's Head and Kahlpahlim Rock

This a a fantastic and varied hike to the summit of Lamb's Head. Walk would range between 4-6hrs depending on fitness levels and stoppages. I recommend taking a few litres of water and some snacks. It is best during the dry winter season. The views at the top are absolutely amazing and there are several viewing points if you follow the 'sometimes hard' to see small pink ribbons. One view faces north/north-east over Cairns and the other is west/north-west. It truely is the one of the best hikes in the region. Afterwards you can find many beautiful rock pools at Davies Creek to swim in.

Medium
8.6 km return
2.5 hrs

Mount Baldy and Yabi Mountain

Nice 3hr walk with two summits and views back over Atherton and the tablelands.
If you're looking for something longer then the 3km circuits but shorter then the multi-day hikes!
Very well maintained track, well signed with options of doing this full circuit or just one summit.
Range of plant life from bush to tropics, we saw hundreds of birds including lots of cockatoos.
Walk is dog friendly.

Hard
6.4 km return
3 hrs

Mount Tyson

Based in Tully Gorge National Park. This is a steep hike to the top. Watch out for bladed or needled plants. Great view of Tully and the surrounding sugarcane fields. You can see the ocean from the top.

Medium
6 km
3 hrs

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park

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

Easy
2 km
1 hr

Mt Hypipamee NP

A spectacular view down into a large volcanic diatreme (pipe crater) awaits you at the end of the track. The crater is filled with water and a thick carpet of pond weed. The trail back spits off to Dinner falls, a lovely cool cascade in rainforest

Hard
7 km
2 hrs

Mt Kootaloo

This track branches off from the Island walk - so both can be done together if you dont mind the backtrack. Can be steep in some sections

Easy
6 km return
2 hrs

Musgravea Track

This track is a multi-use track for walkers and mountain-bike riders. It is the only track in Djiru National Park where bicycles are permitted.

This mainly flat track is suitable for dry weather access and requires a medium level of fitness. It follows an old forestry road used in the 1960s and 1970s to haul timber from South Mission Beach to the El Arish timber mill. The track heads north from the car park at the Licuala day-use area and exits on to the El Arish–Mission Beach road about 2 km east of the Lacey Creek day-use area. For safety reasons, the old vehicle bridges have been removed and detours to the two creek crossings have been marked for walkers and cyclists. Bicycles will have to be carried down several steps, through the creek and up several steps at each creek crossing. Creeks in this area are subject to flash flooding and caution should be exercised.

Easy
1.3 km return
45 mins

Red Arrow Walk

Short steep walk, great as a regular exercise walk

Hard
9.3 km return
4 hrs

Saddle Mountain

A steep walk up to the top of Saddle Mountain where you will get great coastal views from the radar station that sits at its summit.