About Mount Whitfield
Mount Whitfield Conservation Park is a forested range surrounded by urban development. Rainforest predominates but there are also patches of eucalypt forest and grasslands with cycads. Situated near the centre of a developing city, it is a popular place for hikers and local townsfolk looking for somewhere to escape the pressures of daily life.
The park offers many opportunities for nature-based recreation and educational activities. Two linked circuit tracks lead energetic visitors up the forested slopes to lookouts which provide views of Cairns city and suburbs, Trinity Bay, the rich, green, coastal mangrove forests lining the Barron River, the airport and the northern beaches.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.
- Stay on walking tracks at all times—this reduces the risk of injury, prevents disturbance to native vegetation and reduces erosion.
- Take rubbish home and help by picking up rubbish left by others.
- Leave your pets at home. Domestic animals are not permitted in Mount Whitfield Conservation Park.
- Do not chase, scare or feed wildlife.
- Everything in the park is protected. Do not remove plant material.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage within parks.
Mount Whitfield Conservation Park was gazetted as a conservation park in 1989. The park is managed jointly by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and Cairns Regional Council for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Mount Whitfield
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