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Red Arrow Walk

Collins Avenue | Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4032 6650
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Great walk & view

I often do the red arrow for a fitness walk, it’s safe, steep and scenic. A great work out and it... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Joskie
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Cairns
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a new walking addition to cairns

now we have a new walk walk called the yellow arrow. If you have limited time or energy you can... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
frank l
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Cairns, Australia
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Behind the Botanic Gardens is Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, home to the Red and Blue Arrow Trails. These two linked tracks ascend the slopes of Mount Whitfield. The Red Arrow loop trail (1.5Km return) beginning at Collins Avenue, climbs 100m in elevation through rainforest, Eucalypt forest and grasslands to a lookout above the Cairns International Airport offering views over the city and out to Green Island. A short link trail ascends a further 50 metres to another lookout from where the Blue Arrow loop trail (4.5Km return) commences. The Blue Arrow trail takes you through mainly rainforest to an elevation of 300m. About half way around, a short side track will take you to a lookout on the summit of Mt Lumley Hill where you get views along the coast to the north of Cairns.
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“great walk” (16 reviews)
“bush walk” (7 reviews)
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Collins Avenue | Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4032 6650
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

I often do the red arrow for a fitness walk, it’s safe, steep and scenic. A great work out and it meets the other arrows if you’re keen to make a day of it.

Thank Joskie
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

now we have a new walk walk called the yellow arrow. If you have limited time or energy you can walk the red then carry on to the yellow walk which will take you near the airport. place called aeroglen. From there you can follow...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Loved this run. About 9kms round trip from the city. Quite steep stairs in sections but great running through the rainforest. Loved it.

Thank raura
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

There are four fabulous bush walks,close to the centre of Cairns,and all are interconnected. The Red,Blue,Green,and Yellow are all accessible from the near the Botanic Gardens in Cairns.The Red and Yellow are well formed with steps and paving,whilst the two other are well defined tracks...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Great walk up through the rainforest of the botanical gardens. It is all up hill mainly stairs, although there are some parts which are bitumen incline. It is 1.5km up, although there is seating the whole way up if you need it. At the top...More

Thank Mcleanbby
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

Somehow we mistakenly found ourselves on the Red Arrow Track in Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. We had been walking for about 20 minutes, uphill gradient, some easy, some challenging, both of us puffing and wondering what we had got ourselves into. We eventually met an...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Red arrow is a fabulous walk. Not easy if you are not fit, and good to take it easy, like doing it for fitness you feel great when you do this walk.

Thank Wongalingalong
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

On a whim we decided one Sunday morning to walk the Blue Arrow trail, which leads on from the very popular and mostly paved Red Arrow. We brought along water (at 600 ml for 2 people, not nearly enough), hats (not essential due to the...More

Thank MatthewJB
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a lovely fitnes track for everybody. You can take it easy or work it hard, but definitely get to enjoy the view over the city and airport. So it's worth it in any way.

Thank ankCairns
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

At the top you can look out over the Cairns Airport from quite high up. The track is well maintained and the steps are well cut and shaped. It is steep in places but not impossible, quite exhilarating and there is no charge to do...More

Thank starshine99
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with kids and stops, give it 30 min.
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