Yellow and Red Arrow walking tracks

Project update and alerts

All works are now complete and both Tracks are open for use.

A new 2.34 kilometre walking track will be created on Mount Whitfield, providing a connection from Aeroglen to the existing Red and Blue Arrow walking trails. The new Yellow Arrow trail will also provide a circuit route via the Red Arrow, Collins Avenue and Saltwater Creek back to Aeroglen.

A new track head at Aeroglen will include parking for 54 cars. This will create an alternative starting point for users of Mount Whitfield and will alleviate the pr­­essure on access and parking in Collins Avenue at peak use times. The new trail head will also service the dog off-leash area.

A new toilet block and picnic shelter are also included.

The existing Red Arrow fitness circuit attracts more than 300,000 users a year – or around 831 people a day. It will be upgraded with new steps and bitumen as required to improve safety and usability.

This $1.45 million project is being delivered under the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland (W4Q) program, which has provided $15.5 million to Cairns Regional Council to fast-track job-creating community and infrastructure renewal works.

Map showing proposed Yellow Arrow track

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Last updated: 18 January 2018