Tropical Coast national parks

Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Mount Whitfield CP Mount Whitfield Lumley Hill Collins Avenue S h e r i d a n S t A e r o g l e n D r i v e C a p t a i n C o o k H i g h w a y 3 2 1 To Cairns 1km Scale 0 Up for a challenge? Smithfield is home to internationally-renowned mountain bike trails, ranging from easy meandering paths to extreme downhill trails. If you prefer a good walk then climb through rainforest and open forest on Lumley Hill and soak up the scenic views of Cairns and the coast at Mount Whitfield. Things to do Wildlife spotting Look for spectacled monarchs and Macleay’s fig-parrots in the foliage, and noisy pittas and orange-footed scrubfowls on the forest floor at Smithfield. Mountain biking At Smithfield, ride more than 12km of cross-country and downhill rainforest trails suitable for beginners to world-class athletes. Smithfield and Mount Whitfield conservation parks Must dos • Ride your mountain bike, or just take a walk, on Smithfield’s shady and easy shared trails. • Join Cairns locals as they stroll, power-walk and jog on Mount Whitfield’s popular trails. Getting there Smithfield Smithfield Conservation Park is 11km north of Cairns off the Captain Cook Highway. Turn into McGregor Road and drive 1km to the park entrance and car park. Mount Whitfield Mount Whitfield Conservation Park is 5km north of the Cairns city centre. Turn off Sheridan Street onto Collins Avenue and drive 400m to the car park and walking track entrance. The walking track entrances are near the Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre and Tanks Art Centre. Visit Earl Hill Conservation Park — a new park offering walking with spectacular views of the Coral Sea. Travel to Flagship Drive, Trinity Beach. Explore surprising trails winding through rainforest and open forest close to the city—paradise for mountain bikers, trail runners and walkers! Places to go Mount Whitfield 1 Red Arrow circuit 1.5km return (1hr). Grade: moderate Walk through rainforest and open woodland to two lookouts over Cairns. 2 Blue Arrow circuit 6km return (5hr). Grade: moderate A steep track through rainforest and open grassland. Climb to the Lumley Hill summit for views from Red Peak to Green Island. 3 Green Arrow 3km (1.5hr). Grade: moderate Climb a steep ridgeline to the 364m summit of Mount Whitfield. Photo: © Tourism Tropical North Queensland Mountain biking in Smithfi eld Conservation Park Smithfield CP C a p t a i n C o o k H i g h w a y James Cook University McGregor Rd entrance McGregor Rd To Trinity Beach and Earl Hill Conservation Park To Cairns Legend High-use mountain-bike area Restricted access area—permit to enter required Trail (easy) Trail (intermediate) Trail (difficult) 1km Scale 0