Mount Louisa Bush Walking Track

North Queensland

Popular walking track for fitness enthusiasts, 3.5km circuit track contains many stair climbs along the way to reach the summit and enjoy sweeping views to the north-east across Townsville and Cleveland Bay out to Magnetic Island, as well as views from the ridgeline and summit extending south-west from Mount Stuart to Kirwan.

Bird Watching
Dogs Permitted

Getting there

Weston Street, Mount Louisa is 11km north of Townsville CBD.  Parking is available, although at popular times the carpark may be full. 

Route/Trail notes

This track includes 1,700 stone steps and provides fantastic views as you follow the path to the Mount Louisa Lookout.  About 100m from the start, you reach the first set of steps, the track contains steep grades, loose surfaces and uneven steps.  The first km is a combination of steps, trail and a gentle downhill section.  At the 1km mark, you get to choose whether to take the 650m stair climb (high intensity) to the lookout at the summit, or continue the circuit trail for 1.7km to the lookout.  There is minimal infrastructure (no toilet facilities), however there are seats along the trail to take in the views, and interpretive signage with some of the recent history of the local area.  Dogs on lead are permitted.  


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