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Yellow to Red Arrow Circuit

1h 30 min to 2h
1h to 1h 15 min


↑ 261 m
↓ -259 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Aeroglen Drive, Aeroglen, this walk takes you on a mixed circuit of designated walking tracks in Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Starting from the Yellow Arrow track, you’ll travel a short distance along the Blue Arrow Circuit track to reach the Red Arrow Circuit. Expect to be surprised by the gorgeous coastal views along with a great opportunity to watch aircraft land and takeoff from the Cairns Airport nearby. With clearly formed tracks that are well signposted, this set of tracks are quite popular amongst trail runners. Keep an eye out for echidnas and red-legged pademelons throughout the track. The yellow arrow section of the track can be quite windy, so remember to bring layers. The tracks are 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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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey.
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.

Getting There
Trackhead (-16.8919245,145.7507819)
Mode Car

Track Notes

Getting started
From the car park off Aeroglen Drive, head towards the sheltered green trailhead signpost along the gravel/dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Veer right following the Yellow Arrow Walking Track signage to head along the walking track parallel to road on your right. After about 225 metres, turn sharp left to continue along Yellow to Red Arrow Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 55m back from the start).
Turn right
After another 65m turn right.
Turn left
After another 230m turn left.
After another 9m head through/around the gate.
After another 65m head through/around the gate.
After another 65m pass the shelter (85m on your left).
After another 90m continue straight.
Turn sharp left
After another 110m turn sharp left.
After another 440m continue straight.
After another 30m pass the shelter (on your left).
Turn left
After another 20m turn left, to head along Blue Arrow Circuit.
Veer right
After another 205m veer right.
An alternate access point from/to Collins Avenue. Details below.
Veer left
After another 470m veer left.
Continue straight
After another 15m continue straight.
After another 500m pass the shelter (15m on your right).
Then come to the viewpoint (15m on your right).
Veer left
Veer left.
Turn right
After another 40m turn right.
Turn right
After another 205m turn right.
After another 50m continue straight.
Turn sharp right
After another 440m turn sharp right.
Continue straight
After another 110m continue straight.
Turn right
After another 225m turn right.
Turn left
After another 230m turn left.

An alternate access point from/to Collins Avenue.
Turn map Directions & comments
Continue straight
After another 10m continue straight.
After another 265m pass the "Visitor Centre" sign (on your left).
After another 20m pass the "Wild Bean" cafe (10m on your left).
After another 2m continue straight.

AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.5km
Time 1h 30 min to 2h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter There are 3 on route, on average they are 870m apart with the largest gap of 1.3km.

Toilet There is one -53m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
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