Goldfield Trail
  • Length: 19km

  • Duration: 9hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Mulgrave River Forestry Rd, Wooroonooran

  • End: Mulgrave River Forestry Rd, Wooroonooran

  • Location: Wooroonooran National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1,682 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -17.20573758

  • Longitude: 145.7782745

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Bitumen Road

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Entry Fee

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Historic Rail Trail

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

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Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

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Rock Scrambling

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River Crossings

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Trail Running

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Goldfield Trail is a 19km, grade 4 one way hike, located in Wooroonooran National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 9hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Follow in the footsteps of pioneering gold prospectors on a walk climbing a low saddle between Queensland's two highest peaks, Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker. The historic Goldfield Trail is a 19 kilometre path through the lush tropical rainforest of Wooroonooran National Park. It takes you from the spectacular Boulders Scenic Reserve, 7 kilometres from Babinda, to the Goldsborough Valley day-use and camping areas, 46 kilometres south of Cairns, passing picturesque creek crossings on the way.

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