Goldfield Trail

Wooroonooran National Park
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The Goldfield trail follows a 19 km historic path through the rainforest of Wooroonooran National Park. It crosses numerous picturesque creeks and climbs over a low saddle between Queensland’s two highest peaks, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Rainforest
360m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

You can walk either direction but as it's 19.5km, you will need to consider how you will get back to your car. Parking and camping is available at both ends.

Starting from the Northern end, follow Google Maps directions to Goldfield Trail Head and find a place to park near the gate. Note there are paid camping sites here so park as close to the gate as possible.

Starting from the Southern end, follow Google Maps directions to Babinda Boulders. Behind the playground near the carpark is the start of the trail. Camping is also available in the nearby area but not within the Babinda Boulders reserve.

Maps

Qld National Park maps available here: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/wooroonooran-goldfield/

Route/Trail notes

A full day hike through the Wooroonooran National Park that will take you through numerous freshwater rivers and streams, pristine rainforest and mountains. The trail is reasonably maintained but due to the high rainfall in the area, expect it to be uneven or washed out along places. Snakes are frequently spotted sunning themselves but will leave you alone if you leave them alone. Aside from the facilities at each end of the trail, there are no toilets or fresh water (aside from the beautifully clear streams) along the way.

Permits/Costs

Completely free to hike along the trail. Camping is permitted on the Northern end of the trail on the Qld National Parks website.

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