Overview

About the Wangetti Trail

The Wangetti Trail will be one of Australia’s leading adventure based ecotourism experiences, attracting visitors on an international scale.

It will be a 94-kilometre dual-use walking and mountain biking track through Tropical North Queensland’s coast and hinterland from Port Douglas to Palm Cove.

Local and international visitors will enjoy one-of-a-kind Indigenous cultural and nature-based experiences, winding through the stunning coastal and hinterland scenery of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef.

Highlights

The Wangetti Trail will be a one-of-a-kind experience of the region’s Indigenous cultural history and stunning coastal and hinterland scenery of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef.

With internationally recognisable scenery and iconic lookouts, the Wangetti Trail will include guided tours, beach connections, unique flora and fauna and public campsites or privately-operated eco-accommodation.

Visitors will be able to walk the trail from Port Douglas to Wangetti Beach over six days or bike from Wangetti Beach to Palm Cove in one day, or up to three days for the full trail.

In close collaboration with the Traditional Owners and subject to approvals, the Tourism Operator may also provide a range of additional tourism experiences such as guided tours.

Trail Route

The detailed design for the Wangetti Trail alignment was released on 8 April 2019. On completion, the Wangetti Trail will stretch 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 will feature public campsites or privately-operated eco-accommodation at five locations. Eco-accommodation may include cabins, retreats or huts. 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.

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