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Great short loop to turn on the heart!

This little loop (1.5k) is a great walk or jog with great views of the airport and Cairns from the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Edge Hill, Australia
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Nice location for a strenuous walk/run to top of the ridge. (only 1.5km) The Red trail links to... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BenjaminB591
Reviewed 5 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NickBaker68
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank travlevrywer
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gordon P
Reviewed 30 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Aussie076
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from VWbugmann | Reviewed this property |
with kids and stops, give it 30 min.