About Walshs Pyramid
Situated at the northern end of Wooroonooran National Park, within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Walshs Pyramid is a granite core left standing in the form of a pointed hill when older, less resistant metamorphic rocks were eroded away.
Eucalypt woodlands cover the lower slopes while towards the summit, as soil becomes shallower, trees are more stunted and shrubs dominate along with grasses and rock ferns.
Every year, in August, this mountain is the focus of the ‘Great Pyramid Race’. Runners compete on a 12km course, from the middle of nearby Gordonvale to the summit of Walshs Pyramid and back.
- Stay on the walking track at all times—this reduces the risk of injury, prevents disturbance to native vegetation and reduces erosion.
- Leave domestic animals at home—they are not permitted in national parks.
- Take your rubbish with you when you leave the park.
- Everything in the park, living or dead, is protected. Please leave everything as you found it.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Wooroonooran National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. All sections of the park, including Walshs Pyramid, are managed for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation.
Wooroonooran National Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in collaboration with the Wet Tropics Management Authority.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Walshs Pyramid