Wheel of Fire walk

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday

Walk through rainforest and beautiful cascades through Finch Hatton Gorge. Track to Araluen cascades also joins on here. Excellent and popular waterholes - water is beautiful blue and crystal clear!

Getting there

Start at Finch Hatton Gorge Picnic area

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Absolutely stunning walk, through rainforest, along the creek. At the top of the walk, you reach a most wonderful waterfall and huge swimming hole. Not sure how long it took - maybe halfa? This is more of a leisurely walk to get to the water. Totally recommend.

TheImperialHiker on 14 Sep, 2022

busy but beautiful!

Amanda J on 24 Dec, 2021

It was very pleasant walk with stairs. not many ups and downs. There were two places you can swim if you feel sweaty during walk!

roni3014 on 25 Jul, 2021

A very enjoyable walk. We say many people stop at the small cascades and rock pools at the top of the falls, but keep going. It is a steep walk down to the bottom of the falls but worth it.

Shazlex on 20 Sep, 2020

Nice walk, but couldn't finish it unfortunately. We were here at the end of the wet season and the water crossing was way too slippery with the moss built up on the rocks. We'll try again next time when we visit this beautiful area.

Ronald and Ramona Jonkergouw on 16 Apr, 2019

This walk was pretty awesome - really enjoyed it. The swim at the end was fantastic!! Will have to do it again soon.

candycroc on Oct, 2018

This is a really beautiful walk with well maintained paths. Unfortunately we didn't make it all the way this time. There has been quite a bit of rain and Calistamon Crossing looked a bit risky. However the Crossing itself is worth the walk. I guess we'll just have to come back again.

Ian and Sue on 25 Mar, 2017

Excellent walk with well marked path and the option of a cool swim at the end.
Be aware that if you arrive late the light drops off quickly as the mountains block out the sun before it fully sets.

NerdTrails on 12 Sep, 2014

Beautiful, easy walk with a great little swimming spot. Good spot for kids too.

Rhiannon Brooks on 9 Oct, 2010

Beautiful and relaxing walk - excellent swimming!

asterope on Nov, 2009


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