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.

Very Easy
1.2 km one-way
30 mins

Crystal Cascades

Crystal cascades is popular freshwater swimming hole surrounded by a tropical rainforest, it has a series of small waterfalls that flow into large pools, This short easy walk takes you to popular swimming holes and with a waterfall at the last swimming hole

Very Easy
500 m
36 mins

Curtain Fig NP

A well built boardwalk surrounds the most astounding sight - a massive curtain of aerial roots created over 3 toppled trees by a single strangler fig. The fig is thought to be over 500 years old.

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.

13 km return
4 hrs

Escarpment Track Kroombit Tops Nat Park

A quite easy track as it is a fire track so wide open and not really at that rough terrain. It is however a 13km one-way , so either have someone dropping you off at one location and collecting at the other. This Starts at " The Barracks" and ends at the Lookout or visa versa. Nice and quite away from all the 4WD action.

10.8 km
5 hrs

Island Circuit

A lovely scenic walk around Dunk Island - not too strenuous, lots of wildlife!

800 m return
20 mins

JCU Walking Track

The JCU Walking Track is a joint project of TropEco and JCU Discovery Rise. 493 well-maintained steps through beautiful bushland up to a gorgeous view of Townsville out to the ocean and James Cook University. Kangaroos, crickets and other critters are common along this enjoyable walk.

5 km return
2 hrs

Lake Barrine

This picturesque freshwater lake has a walking track all the way around, together with Tea House and the opportunity of a Cruise on the waters. This is a water filled crater that was created some 10,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption.

7 km return
4 hrs

Mount Larcom Walk

A steep climb up to the Mount Larcom TV relay station. The beginning of the track winds towards the base of the climb, lots of loose dirt and grass surrounding the trail. After ~400m or so, the trail becomes fairly steep. Most of the trail is covered in very loose rock and dirt, lots of tree roots sticking up out of the ground - they make excellent footholds but watch your footing as it can be slippery on the way down. The last section involves plenty of rock scrambling, almost vertical towards the peak. Bring plenty of water, even in the Winter as this is a fairly strenuous hike.

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