Wangetti Trail is a Queensland Government initiative led by Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development. Wangetti Trail will be one of Australia’s leading adventure based ecotourism experiences, attracting visitors on an international scale. The trail will enhance conservation and protection while delivering environmental, social and economic benefits to local communities and Queensland.
Approximately 94-kilometres in length, local and international visitors will enjoy the dual-use walking and mountain biking track through Tropical North Queensland’s coast and hinterland from Port Douglas to Palm Cove. The trail will be a one-of-a-kind experience of the region’s Aboriginal cultural history and stunning coastal and hinterland scenery of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef.
The detailed alignment for the Wangetti Trail alignment was released on 8 April 2019. On completion, the Wangetti Trail will stretch approximately 94 kilometres and is expected to be ‘Grade 3’ (medium difficulty) for walkers and ‘More Difficult’ for mountain bikers, providing an accessible but challenging offering for visitors.
The Trail may feature public campsites or privately-operated low-impact eco-accommodation at five locations. All facilities along the trail must be delivered in accordance with the Department of Environment and Science’s Implementation Framework: Ecotourism Facilities on National Parks and in line with Best Practice Ecotourism Development Guidelines.
Access points for emergency services, rangers and park operators are proposed to utilise existing tracks and trails near the Wangetti Trail alignment and may change over time subject to environmental assessment and approvals.
For more information and regular updates on the on the Wangetti Trail, visit www.ditid.qld.gov.au
Total Distance = 76 km
- Trail Head - Palm Cove (car park area at northern end)
- Section 1 (14 km) Palm Cove - Ellis Beach - Simpson Point
- Section 2 (14 km) Simpson Point - Wangetti - Hartley's Creek Waterfall
- Section 3 (16 km) Hartley's Creek - Pretty Beach - Oak Beach
- Section 4 (10 km) Oak Beach - Spring Creek Falls
- Section 5 (10 km) Spring Creek - Yule Point
- Section 6 (12 km) Yule Beach - Port Douglas