Set off and self-explore the Earl Hill Conservation Park bushwalking trails just north of Cairns. Popular with locals, the trails are suitable for most ages and fitness levels and open year-round. With both woodland and beachfront trailheads easily accessible, getting back to nature has never been easier.
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Trinity Beach Lookout – via Cycad Palm Track
Starting from the eastern trailhead accessed via Half Moon Bay Beach and a steep set of stairs, this 1.4km return track takes you through cycad groves and past beautiful Coral Sea views up to the Trinity Beach lookout. Allow 50 minutes return to trailhead.
*Council bathroom facilities located at Half Moon Bay Beach carpark.
Earl Hill Summit – via Woodland Track
A steep 3.6km return track providing stunning views over Double Island and Buchan Point to the north and Yarrabah Range to the south. Accessed from the woodland trailhead at the corner of Roberts Drive and Flagship Drive. Allow 2 hour return to trailhead.
Image Credit: QLD Dept of Environment, Science & Innovation
Woodland to Beach – via Woodland, Rainforest & Cycad Palm Tracks
An end-to-end 1.6km route branching off the Woodland Track (at 1.1km signed junction), turning right onto the Rainforest Track which connects to the Cycad Palm Track to finish at the beach. Allow 2 hours trailhead to trailhead.
Image Credits: QLD Dept of Environment, Science & Innovation
Trail Map Credit: QLD Dept of Environment, Science & Innovation