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Address: Kuranda, Queensland, Australia

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Worth the walk through stunning rainforest.

An amazing view, extremely accessable to keen hikers, from Speewah campground, Stoney Creek carpark, or Wrights Lookout.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2016
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Perth, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoy this scenic route. This is a wonderful experience if it's the first time you have been to Cairns and surrounds. Many twists and turns in the road.

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Thank Sam T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

An amazing view, extremely accessable to keen hikers, from Speewah campground, Stoney Creek carpark, or Wrights Lookout.

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Thank Ensortion
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Great view of the area, hike can be challenging we had a 12yo and 18yo who coped well. The best views were up the grassy hill before reaching the McDonald track intersection, although it was nice to get to the rock.

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1 Thank PK_Aust
Cairns, Australia
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a terrific walk that forms part of the Douglas Track and can be started from 2 locations. The shorter track starts at the end of Douglas Track Road, the longer track starts 100 metres past the Stoney Creek car park. A easy to moderate trails climbs to the Kuranda rail-line and then zig-zags to the top of the... More 

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1 Thank Paddles55
Cairns, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A relatively easy walk with a few semi-steep grades and up hill all the way. (which means downhill all the way back) The views are great and it's only another 1 ½ hours to walk right through to Kuranda to catch the train back.

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Cairns, Australia
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Glacier Rock Lookout offers a fantastic view of Cairns and the surrounding coast. We started out at the trail from Stoney Creek Road, walked across the bridge and over creek crossing. From there you turn right and keep walking up-hill for approx another hr. Make sure you take water with you. Well and truly worth the walk for the view.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a walk but I must say you need to fit and use too hiking up hills . The view is amazing and a great thing to do when you are in Crains

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Thank Mark A
Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I often hike the Glacier Rock track and enjoy its beauty every time. On my recent visit we even saw a Cassowary!

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1 Thank Annie J
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Real rainforest. The Douglas track was a bit more than a Sunday stroll and a level of fitness is required. We had a time restraint which meant we turned back after the bridge across the railway. Next time we are back in Cairns we will climb the whole way. We really enjoyed the part we walked.

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Thank HelenPatric
Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Glacier Rock Lookout offers a fantastic views of Cairns and the surrounding coast. I have walked the trail from Stoney Creek Road, the trail from Speewah and Kuranda - I have visited Glacier Rock Lookout three times. If you are planning to visit Cairns and enjoy moderately challenging hikes then add Glacier Rock Lookout to your "To Do!" list.

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