Glacier Rock Circuit
11.7 km circuit
4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min
Glacier Rock Circuit
11.7 km
Circuit

Walk
4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min

Starting from the end of Euodia Close, Barron Gorge, this circuit walk takes you to the Glacier Rock Lookout, then loops back to the start via Douglas, Gandal wandun and Smiths tracks. Crossing Stoney Creek multiple times, you’ll also visit Toby’s Lookout along the way. The panoramic view from the Glacier Rock Lookout will let you see almost all over Cairns. As you make your way through the dense rainforest, slow down and observe your surroundings to see how interesting the flora and fauna is. You’ll have a chance to see a cassowary, so keep an eye out for its droppings(feces). Echidnas and parrots reside in the area as well. If the timing is right, you’ll hear the rumble of the train and have the opportunity to catch some good frames. Don’t forget to bring swimmers so you can cool off in Stoney Creek after the hike. Try not to attempt the hike after/during rainfall, and bring hiking poles to relieve significant pressure from your knees. The area may be busy on weekends, so schedule for a weekday to 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.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Glacier Rock Lookout
Stoney Creek Trailhead
Tobys lookout

Places & Areas
Australia
Queensland
Mareeba Shire
Cairns Regional
Kuranda
Barron Gorge
Kamerunga
Cape York Peninsula
Barron Gorge National Park