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Glacier Rock lookout

Smiths Track | Douglas Track, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #12 of 37 Attractions in Cairns
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- Sep 9, 2014
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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Its an easy to follow bush work with some steep parts but take your time and be sure to take water. The view is beautiful and gives you a good look at cairns and surrounding areas. About 2hours round trip.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

beautiful nature, great views. a great way to clear the mind and keep fit. loved the walk itself and there is an array of longer trails through that area which are also amazing

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've lived in Cairns for some 20 years and, today for the first time, we completed the Glacier Rock walk from Speewah. It was brilliant! We experienced sun, wind and rain during our 4 hour return hike and it was all worth it for the amazing view from Glacier Rock lookout. The walk is graded as easy to moderate by... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Stoney creek car park to Glacier Rock look out and back took 3 hours stopping for small breaks and photos on the way. Cross the railway line time it right and meet the kuranda train going through. Mosquitoes are ready to carry you away. Awesome views, some parts of the walk may be a bit strenuous if your not to... More

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The goal ,journey and the View. Have been many times to Glacier Rock via smiths Track and often very different,rainy,cloudy,hot. Always a great walk from Kuranda ,Speewah or Stony Creek.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

You will get an amazing view of cairns, palm cove, and if the weather is great you might see green island It will take 3h

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Cairns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is one of Cairns' region little gems!! You need a moderate level of fitness for this walk but is well worth the effort- and the swim at Stony Creek on the way back is so refreshing!!

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Very beautiful! Great scenery! A fun experience for us to have on the way to Kuranda. Took some beautiful photos!

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Going uphill and up and up to the top of a big rock and what a lookout! Park your car near the end of Douglas track Road and carry some water. Option to walk to Speewah it you can arrange transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is another strenuous hike but well worth the view at the top from here you could see the ocean and downtown Cairns. We did this several times.

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