Clean, fresh mountain air, picturesque surroundings and uncrowded, wide-open spaces provide the perfect setting for hiking, cycling and bush walking in this beautiful region.
The Great Outdoors Trail includes mountain bike parks with an international reputation, and which offer plenty of tracks suitable for beginners through to the extreme sports fan. Maps are available for cycle routes throughout the region with a choice of distances and degree of difficulty.
Numerous walking trails make the most of the region’s national parks and state forests, while some are closer to town centres. These range from gentle rainforest walks to rugged trails suited to experienced hikers. Perhaps the most challenging is the climb to the top of Queensland’s highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere, and one of the most leisurely, is the pleasant shady path around Lake Eacham
Duration: 2 – 4 days