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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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Short Sharp Climb

I think the shortest of the three walks here and definitely the steepest. Worth it for the view to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pole2Pole_Images
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St Albans, United Kingdom
Leads to better things

It's a nice walk, but quite busy and never really feels like a natural setting. Probably deserves 3... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
NickBaker68
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Perth, 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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  • Average5%
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“nice walk” (16 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 1 week ago

I think the shortest of the three walks here and definitely the steepest. Worth it for the view to the top. Very busy route with people walking / jogging /running to the top.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

It's a nice walk, but quite busy and never really feels like a natural setting. Probably deserves 3 and a half stars but I'm not willing to say that it is a 4 star experience.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Great up hill walk/jog - extended walk available (blue arrow) or if short on time you can just do the red arrow track! Beautiful scenery and views from the top of the Cairns airport landing strip / beach and sea and more! Bonus is Botanic...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A great no cost cardio workout. Fresh air, mountain scenery, superbly maintained track. Beautiful views along the way.

Thank Gordon P
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The Red Arrow is the most popular part of the linked Red, Blue, Yellow and Green trails. Being the shortest section and loop it is a convenient walk to a view. It is fully paved and has graduated stairs. If the incline is a concern...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We do the red arrow walk once a week to give the heart and legs a work out. It's short and sharp but very pleasant with a lovely view over the airport and Coral Sea from a look out at the top. It's paved and...More

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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

2  Thank frank l
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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.

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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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Response from VWbugmann | Reviewed this property |
with kids and stops, give it 30 min.
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