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Bushwalking Guide Books

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Tropical Walking Tracks
of North Queensland
Kym Dungey & Jan Whytlaw
This guide book describes all of the publicly accessible walks from Townsville to Cooktown. The walks range from short strolls to multi day hikes through the World Heritage Area, National Parks, State Forests and Conservation Parks.
They pass through diverse habitats: long deserted beaches and coastal mangroves, open  eucalyptus woodlands, boulder strewn hills and sheltered valleys, lowland rainforest, cloud forest clad mountain peaks and riparian forests beside creeks and rivers.
The walks vary in difficulty and duration and are rated according to the effort required and the condition of the track. The times shown are for walking times only, so allow extra time to enjoy the surroundings.   Kym Dungey & Jan Whytlaw
Locations & walks from this web site covered in the guide book:
  • Spring Creek, Mowbray Valley
  • Port Douglas
  • The Pinnical, Whyanbeel Valley
  • Greater Daintree
  • Coastal Daintree
  • Cedar Bay
  • Mount Lewis, Julatten
  • Mc Leod River Falls
  • Mount Bartle Frere
  • Hinchinbrook Island
and much much, more not presently included in this web site!
The Travellers' Guide to
North Queensland
Cairns & Surrounds
4th Edition
Paul Curtis
Now completely revised, this comprehensive guide to Cairns and surrounds includes Daintree National Park and the Atherton Tablelands. It is suitable for all travellers, from the day tripper to an experienced bushwalker.
With this book you are easily able to explore rainforest, eucalytpus woodland, wetland, the coast, islands and the spectacular mopuntains and valleys of the Cairns region. Paul Curtis
Locations & walks from this web site covered in the guide book:
  • Greater Daintree
  • Coastal Daintree
  • Cedar Bay
  • Mount Lewis, Julatten
  • Mount Bartle Frere
  • Hinchinbrook Island
  • Koombooloomba Dam
  • Mount Mulligan
  • Roaring Meg & CREB Track
  • Mt Spurgeon & McLeod River Falls
and much much, more not  presently included in this web site!
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Derrick Stone

More than 150 of the best walks, tracks and trails in Queensland's Tropics, covering the best the state has to offer.

Queensland’s tropics provide numerous environments for enjoyable walking: lush rainforests, cloud-shrouded mountains, extinct volcanoes, savanna woodlands, and magnificent beaches on the coast and Great Barrier Reef islands.

This book brings together more than 150 of the best walks, tracks or trails in Queensland’s tropics, located within the coastal strip between Rockhampton and Cooktown. Walks vary from short boardwalk strolls in the lowland rainforests of Daintree National Park to 4-6 day hiking and camping trips on Hinchinbrook Island.


Other routes follow old gold miners’ and forestry tracks or coaching routes or feature historical sites, rivers, lagoons, geological and geographical formations or much earlier Aboriginal communication tracks where Dreamtime stories add a further dimension. 

Walks, Tracks and Trails of Queensland’s Tropics highlights the best the region has to offer. Easy-to-interpret maps are included to help you navigate, and the book’s size makes it convenient to carry in the backpack.

Freshwater of the Wet Tropics 
Far North Queensland
Aaron Bermingham

Discover accessible fresh water destinations with this complete guide boasting 203 locations. Offering four routes, this book gives locals and tourists the opportunity to explore the beauty of Far North Queensland's Wet Tropics.

The Wet Tropics is a world heritage area covering almost 900, 000 hectares in Far North Queensland, Australia. This book features 203 different sites in this area including waterfalls, mountain streams, major rivers, lakes, swamps, swimming holes, and all types of fresh water that is easily accessible to the general public.


With maps and GPS settings it shows how to reach these places, and over 300 beautiful images show what to expect when you get there.


Bushwalking Guided Tours

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Tropical Treks
P.O. Box 291
Port Douglas, QLD 4877

M: +61-407 388 747


Tropical Treks employs the principles of ‘Slow-Tourism’. Guests are treated to a sensory experience of walking over the land showcasing the best of flora, fauna and landscapes of the region. You will find yourself immersed in the finest that Nature has created. The trails are challenging and off the beaten track, the walks are interactive and fun and the Bush pristine and ancient. Our aim is to reawaken your senses to re-connect with Nature. We hope at the end of the day you come away with an appreciation of the Bush and a sense of guardianship; to protect and conserve this great, and finite land of ours.

Early departures ensure we experience wildlife preparing for the day ahead. Guides are accredited with Wet Tropics Management Authority and Savannah Guides Ltd. Tours consist of small personalized groups up to 6 persons. For all tours see ‘Important Information’ page for safety, what to bring, what we provide, and grade descriptions. Chartered tours, extended walks and 4WD personalised tours are also available. Please contact us for further information
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North Queensland Wildscapes

Photo Tours

with Paul Curtis

Phone: 07 4093 0379

Mobile: 0408 835 160




Join photographer, long-time local and author of The Tavellers Guide to North Queensland, Paul Curtis on a tour around some of the less visited yet extremely photogenic sites around Tropical North Queensland.


Tours are varied to suit the customer and the prevailing weather and conditions, but foremost is the goal of finding some remarkable sites and returning with wonderful pictures.


Tours can be half day, full day or one or more nights away to capture the golden hours of dusk and dawn. I’m there to provide a window into the true north Queensland and to assist you where I can to get the best out of every photo opportunity.


Paul caters for the experienced enthusiast or professional or, if you are new to outdoors photography, he can help you get the best out of your camera and the wonderful subjects presented. Maximum number is 4 adults so each trip is flexible to suit your needs. No rushing from place to place and packing up unless you are satisfied. Source: Web Site

Bushwalking Clubs

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Cairns Bushwalking Club

PO Box 1397, Cairns Qld 4870

Phone: 0451 056 294



The Cairns Bushwalkers would like to welcome you to our club and we look forward to you joining us on our walks around Far North Queensland and beyond. There are fantastic walking opportunities, within two or three hours drive of Cairns.


From the coastal Wet Tropic ranges with their spectacular scenery, fauna and flora; the historic tableland area rich in its fascinating geology and pioneer heritage to the cool and lovely coastal creeks and waterfalls. We think the walks offered in this region are among the best in the world.


Walks include day walks, overnight pack walks and car camps. The club also holds a number of social functions throughout the year. Source:Web Site

Tablelands Walking Club Inc.,
PO Box 1020, Tolga, Queensland, 4882


The Tablelands Bushwalking Club Inc. was established in 1989 and incorporated in June, 1990. It aims to promote and organize walking activities for residents and visitors to the Tablelands region of Far North Queensland. The Club has some maps available for members to use.


Programs are issued four times per year and emailed or mailed to paid up members.

The Tablelands Bushwalking Club Inc. adheres to a philosophy of environmentally conscious minimum impact walking. The walk leader is responsible for planning and directing walkers on the route to be followed.


North Queensland offers a range of habitats to explore, from rainforest to woodland to semi-arid regions. You may enjoy swimming or climbing. The landscape allows us to enjoy wildlife, botany, geology and history of the area in the company of like minded people. Source: Web Site

GBR Helicopters

(07) 4081 8888



GBR Helicopters provides Cairns helicopter tours and scenic flights over a range of destinations in Far North Queensland.


One of the most respected helicopter charter Cairns companies, GBR also specialises in aerial cinematography and Great Barrier Reef resort transfers among other Cairns commercial helicopter services.


Personalised Tours: Is it to soar over the rugged, remote Wet Tropics Rainforest, seeing the vast expanse of untouched rainforest canopy?.


Our scenic flights give you the option of departing from our helicopter pads and viewing the Great Barrier Reef and/or World Heritage listed Rainforest.Source:Web Site

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