North Queensland

Popular Walks

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Any interesting history for the region?


What are the standout bushwalking features?


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Council Areas:

  1. Mount Isa City
  2. Cloncurry Shite
  3. Mckinlay Shire
  4. Richmond Shire
  5. Flinders Shire
  6. Charters Towers Regional
  7. Palm islands
  8. Hinchinbrook Shire
  9. Townsville City
  10. Burdekin Shire

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Walks in North Queensland

27 km return

Conway Circuit (formerly Whitsunday Great Walk)

The tropical refuge of Conway National Park combines lush rainforest with magnificent views. The Conway Circuit takes you on a 28km journey through Conway State Forest starting at Brandy Creek (approximately a ten minute drive from Airlie Beach) and finishing in Airlie Beach.

1.3 km return
30 mins

Babinda Boulders

The Devil's Pool Walk is a 1.3 kilometre return walk along Babinda Creek downstream from the picnic area. Slightly undulating along a rough bitumen track, the walk leads through the rainforest to two viewing platforms where the creek cascades down a series of spectacular waterfalls, granite boulders and washpools.

The Wonga Track Rainforest Circuit is an 850 metre loop walk which begins by crossing the creek on the suspension bridge from the picnic area. Read the information signs along the flat, dirt track about the wide variety of rainforest plants along the walk. There are also some secluded swimming holes along the walk, slightly away from the main swimming area at the picnic ground.

440 m return
20 mins

Balancing Rock

From the Balancing Rock car park a rough track climbs up a rock formation, providing views of Balancing Rock—a spectacular limestone outcrop. Take a moment to enjoy the view and photograph the surrounding open woodlands.

Wullumba art site is also located to the right of the car park.

600 m return
30 mins

Bauhinia Cave

This is a fun walk for something different. You'll wind your way down through cave passages and will have to duck or crawl to get through certain sections.

It's not very long distance or time-wise but I found I was more hesitant when it came to keeping a good pace in the dark.

3.9 km return

Bicton Hill Circuit

A rainforest circuit leading to the summit of Bicton Hill in Clump Mountain National Park near Mission Beach, North Queensland. A series of lookout points along the circuit provide views of Bingil Bay, Mission Beach and surrounds, and the Family Islands.

2.5 km return
1 hr

Castle Hill

Castle Hill is both a heritage-listed isolated pink granite monolith standing in the heart of the north Queensland city of Townsville and a suburb of Townsville. It rises to a height of 286 metres and dominates the city skyline and provides magnificent 360° views.

900 m return
30 mins

City Lookout

This short walk to the City Lookout gives you an elevated 360° view over Mt Isa and the surrounding area.

3 km
1 hr

Cloudy Creek Walk

A short walk through the Paluma rainforest to cloudy creek, expect stairs.

3.2 km return
2 hrs

Djyinda Walk

Walk to the base of Wallaman Falls, the highest permanent single drop waterfall in Australia 268 meters.

45 mins

Donna Cave, Chillagoe

Donna Cave is one of the 3 caves in Chillagoe managed by the NPWS. Access is only by guided tour with a NPWS Ranger who provides a commentary on the formation and history of the cave.
The cave is well lit and has steel walkways and stairs (approx. 300) throughout.
The stalactites and stalagmites are awesome and the whole experience is well worth the effort.