Blue Arrow Circuit

2 h 30 min to 4 h

6.6 km

↑ 559 m
↓ -558 m

Hard track
Starting from the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre, Edge Hill, this track takes you on a circuit in the tropical rainforest of Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, optionally visiting the summit along the way. There is also a hut and viewpoint atop Lumley Hill, accessible with a side trip that’s officially a part of the circuit. As you walk along this shaded track through the lush rainforest, keep an eye out for the wallabies and pademelons. You might even see a fluffy tree kangaroo if you’re lucky. Lift your head up to see airplanes landing or taking off from the Cairns Airport nearby. If you choose to complete this track under wet conditions, you may come across little waterfalls along the flowing creeks. Although, this leads to slippery parts on the track and more leeches. Take enough water and make sure you complete the walk before dark to be safe. The area is quite popular, so scheduling it on an early weekday morning can help avoid the crowd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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