Fern Tree Pool and Giant's Chair Circuit
  • Length: 5.6km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Cania Gorge Tourist Rtrt, 1253 Cania Rd, Moonford

  • End: Cania Gorge Tourist Rtrt, 1253 Cania Rd, Moonford

  • Location: Cania Gorge National Park

  • Closest Town: Monto

  • Distance from CBD: 491 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -24.72188526

  • Longitude: 150.991416

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Fern Tree Pool and Giant's Chair Circuit is a 5.6km, grade 3 return hike, located in Cania Gorge National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Sandstone monoliths and weathered caves of vivid yellow and red ochres call Cania Gorge National Park home and you can experience a gamut of these on the Fern Tree Pool and Giant's Chair Circuit.
This 5.2 kilometre round trip kicks off just near the picnic area and is just one of many different bushwalks in the gorge which is the perfect place to base yourself to experience authentic Australian bush flora and fauna and experience Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness.

About the region

Cania Gorge is a national park in the North Burnett Region, Queensland, Australia.

The park is 373 km northwest of Brisbane. The nearest town is Monto. Three Moon Creek is the name of the waterway that runs along the length of the gorge.

The park's most dominant features are the 70 m sandstone cliffs.[2] Wildlife native to the park include rock wallabys, bettong, platypus, geckos and over 90 bird species.

Aboriginal rock art on the cliff walls is an indication of indigenous settlement of at least 19,000 years.

A picnic area is located alongside the main road into the park, 8 km from the Burnett Highway. Facilities here include covered picnic tables, toilets and gas-powered barbecues. The majority of the park's walking tracks lead from this picnic area, including the 1.1 km trail to Dripping Rock, 1.6 km trail to The Overhang, and the 1.3 km trail to Bloodwood Cave. The longest track in the park leads from a small car park 500 metres south of the picnic area. This 5.6 km circuit takes in Giants Chair Lookout, with views across the gorge; and Fern Tree Pool, a permanent waterhole. Only walkers with moderate levels of fitness should attempt this track. Another walk leads visitors to a former mine site.

For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com

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