Yellow to Red Arrow Circuit

1 h 30 min to 2 h
1 h to 1 h 15 min

3.5 km
circuit

↑ 261 m
↓ -259 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Aeroglen Drive, Aeroglen, this walk takes you on a mixed circuit of designated walking tracks in Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. Starting from the Yellow Arrow track, you’ll travel a short distance along the Blue Arrow Circuit track to reach the Red Arrow Circuit. Expect to be surprised by the gorgeous coastal views along with a great opportunity to watch aircraft land and takeoff from the Cairns Airport nearby. With clearly formed tracks that are well signposted, this set of tracks are quite popular amongst trail runners. Keep an eye out for echidnas and red-legged pademelons throughout the track. The yellow arrow section of the track can be quite windy, so remember to bring layers. The tracks are quite popular, so scheduling it on an early weekday morning can help avoid the crowd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-16.8919245,145.7507819)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Florence Street, A1
  • Turn on to Sheridan Street, 1 then drive for 3.6 km
  • Keep left onto Aeroglen Drive and drive for another 205 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 45 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park off Aeroglen Drive, head towards the sheltered green trailhead signpost along the gravel/dirt path, moving directly away from the road. Veer right following the Yellow Arrow Walking Track signage to head along the walking track parallel to road on your right. After about 225 metres, turn sharp left to continue along Yellow to Red Arrow Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 55 m back from the start).
After another 65 m turn right.
After another 230 m turn left.
After another 9 m head through/around the gate.
After another 65 m head through/around the gate.
After another 65 m pass the shelter (85 m on your left).
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 110 m turn sharp left.
After another 440 m continue straight.
After another 30 m pass the shelter (on your left).
After another 20 m turn left, to head along Blue Arrow Circuit.
After another 205 m veer right.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Collins Avenue. Details below.
After another 470 m veer left.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 500 m pass the shelter (15 m on your right).
Then come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
Veer left.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 205 m turn right.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 440 m turn sharp right.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 225 m turn right.
After another 230 m turn left.
After another 5 m come to the end.

An alternate access point from/to Collins Avenue.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 265 m pass the "Visitor Centre" (on your left).
After another 20 m pass the "Wild Bean" (10 m on your left).
After another 2 m continue straight.
After another 35 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Yellow to Red Arrow Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.5 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 3 on route, on average they are 870 m apart with the largest gap of 1.3 km.

Toilet: There is one -53 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-53 m[toilet]
Shelter
380 m[shelter]
Shelter
1 km[shelter]
Shelter
2.2 km[shelter]
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