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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...more
Collins Avenue | Mount Whitfield Conservation Park, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870, Australia
This little loop (1.5k) is a great walk or jog with great views of the airport and Cairns from the top! At the bottom there is parking, water bubblers and bicycle racks. You can see some great wildlife too and do as many laps as...More
Nice location for a strenuous walk/run to top of the ridge. (only 1.5km) The Red trail links to blue and yellow trails. Need to do the blue (longer trail next time. Good view of airport and the Cairns inlet.
We'd been on a boat for two days visiting the reef and the Red Arrow walk was a perfect antidote to sea legs and restlessness. My wife did the Blue walks and other walks, too, and I did two laps on the Red Arrow.
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
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
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