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Blue Arrow Walk

Updated: 14-Feb-2012

Blue Arrow Walk:

For the adventurous, the 5.4 kilometre Blue Arrow track loops through the Mt. Whitfield Conservation Park.  This is a long walk with rough track.  Plan to head off early as the heat in North Queensland is extreme especially in Summer, Nov-Feb. 

This walk is a continuation of the Red Arrow walk and branches off near the top of the hill. This 2-3 hour walk can be rough and steep in places and is recommended only for fit hikers. You should carry water and wear strong shoes. Mt Whitfield and Mt Lumley are over 300 metres above sea level and offer spectacular lookouts over Cairns and surrounding areas. You will traverse virgin rainforest, open woodlands and creek crossings and are likely to see agile wallabies and other wildlife.

Mt Whitfield Conservation Park is an island of rainforest only ten minutes from the Cairns central business district and surrounded by suburban homes. Although not part of the World Heritage Area, Mt Whitfield provides an easy introduction to the tropical rainforest environment and contains two walks.

How To Get There:
The Mt. Whitfield Blue Arrow Walk begins at the reserve's entrance on Collins Avenue, just past the tanks. There are regular bus services from the city centre, which is about 10 minutes away. While in the area, visit the rest of Flecker Botanic Gardens and take a stroll along the 500m boardwalk to Centenary Lakes, a favourite spot for bird watchers.

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