Dalrymple Gap walking track, Girringun National Park Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Jodie Bray © Queensland Government

Northern access short walk

Journey type
4.4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 2.5hrs
Moderate (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

This walk starts at the northern end of the Dalrymple Gap walking track. Take this steep track to the historic stone-pitched bridge near the top of Dalrymple Gap, before returning the same way.

Getting there and getting around

The Dalrymple Gap walking track can be accessed by conventional vehicle from both the northern and southern sides of the Cardwell Range.

Northern access

Turn west off the Bruce Highway at the Dalrymple Gap walking track sign, 13 kilometres south of Cardwell near Damper Creek crossing. From here it is one kilometre on an unsealed road to the carpark.

Logging trucks use the access roads to Broadwater and the southern end of the Dalrymple Gap walking track. To reduce the risk of collision, a three kilometre section of the road between the Dalrymple Gap walking track and Broadwater has been designated for one-way traffic (east to west) only. Please use caution when travelling in this area and obey all signs. Sudden flooding during the wet season (December to April), or during or after times of heavy rain, can close access roads and the walking track. Contact the RACQ to enquire about local road conditions. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Wheelchair accessibility

The Northern access short walk is not wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

The Northern access short walk, Girringun National Park is generally accessible from May to October. During the wet season (December to April) the road into the park may be inaccessible. Contact the RACQ to enquire about local road conditions.

For your safety, walk in daylight hours only.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Dalrymple Gap safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.