Goldfield trail, Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Lush rainforest, creek crossings, king ferns, and the Mulgrave River are features of the Goldfield trail. Photos: Queensland Government

Things to do

    Creek crossing, Goldfield trail. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Creek crossing, Goldfield trail. Photo: Queensland Government.

    East Mulgrave River causeway. Photo: Queensland Government.

    East Mulgrave River causeway. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Walker on the trail. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Walker on the trail. Photo: Queensland Government.

    Mountain-bikers can use a section of the Goldfield trail. Photo: WTMA.

    Mountain-bikers can use a section of the Goldfield trail. Photo: WTMA.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    There is a bush camping area with no facilities halfway along the Goldfield trail at the Mulgrave River top causeway—at the end of the old logging road. Campers must be completely self-sufficient, carrying food, water and a fuel or gas stove. Camping permits are required and fees apply.

    Camping is also available at the Goldsborough Valley camping area, at the north-west end of the trail. Again camping permits are required and fees apply.

    There is also a campground outside the national park near The Boulders Scenic Reserve. Contact the Cairns Regional Council for more information.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation between Townsville and Cairns, including hotels, motels, B&Bs, hostels, farm stays, eco-lodges, caravan parks and commercial camping areas. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Picnic tables, shelter sheds, gas barbecues and toilets are provided at Goldsborough Valley, Wooroonooran National Park and also at The Boulders Scenic Reserve.

    Fishing

    Fishing is permitted in the Mulgrave River. Fisheries regulations apply—information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures is available from Queensland Fisheries.

    Cycling

    Mountain bike on an 8 km stretch of the Goldfield trail from the Goldsborough Valley camping area to the causeway over the East Mulgrave River (refer to map (PDF, 188.8KB) ). Expect to share the roads with pedestrians and other cyclists.

    Mountain bikes are not permitted beyond the causeway.

    Permits are not required to ride mountain bikes along this section of the Goldfield trail.

    For more information, see cycling.