North Queensland

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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.

1.8 km return
45 mins

Davies Creek Falls Circuit

Close to Cairns and Mareeba, Davies Creek National Park is a favourite spot for locals. It offers a spacious picnic area and camping facilities, spread out amidst the rocky platforms and shady trees by the creek. Visitors can negotiate the rocks and swim in the pools in this area at their leisure. Davies Creek Falls,is a magnificent waterfall cascading over huge granite boulders,

2.8 km return
90 mins

Araluen Cascades Track

From Finch Hatton Gorge picnic area, a moderate circuit with uphill sections leads you through lush rainforest and between granite boulders to the lookout above Araluen Cascades. If you are keen to swim, observe safety signs, jumping and diving into the water is prohibited. Variable water depths, submerged rocks and logs, and fast flowing water combine to make this activity extremely dangerous. Accidents have resulted in serious injury and a number of deaths

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.

1.7 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.

5.1 km return
1 hr

Chance Bay

Chance Bay is a secluded beach and bay a short walk across the headland from the famous Whitehaven Beach. Add Solway Circuit for views over the area.

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.

8.2 km one-way
90 mins

Clark Range Track

A walk through picabeen and Alexandra palms, linking the Broken River Car Park with the Sky Window Car Park.

3 km
1 hr

Cloudy Creek Walk

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