Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail

1 h to 1 h 45 min

3.1 km

↑ 150 m
↓ -150 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of the Esplanade off Macrossan Street, Port Douglas, this walk takes you to the scenic Rex Smeal Park and back via the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, visiting the lookout atop the hill along the way. This coastal hike along the ocean features an exceptional viewpoint that’s going to leave you in awe. Providing you with a 180-degree point of view, this lookout allows you to see far beyond the Four Mile Beach to the south, including the scenic mountain ranges in the distance. To the north on the other hand, you’ll be able to see the Snapper Island and Low Isles. The sunset looks extraordinary from here as you can guess, but you can schedule the walk on a sunrise to have a less crowded & serene experience. The gorgeous palm trees of Rex Smeal Park will welcome you to another viewpoint, this time more down to earth and personal. The soft grass underfoot makes this a great place to have a picnic as well. If you’re here on a Sunday, you can visit the ‘Cotters Market’ that’s set up on Wharf Street. Don’t forget the swim in the cool waters of the Pacific as you enjoy the amazing coastal scenery. Keep an eye out for jellyfish and man o' war. 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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