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.
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 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).....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 55m back from the start).
After another 65m turn right.
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).
After another 20m turn left, to head along Blue Arrow Circuit.