Smith Track takes you through the Barron Gorge National Park on a spectacular walk through World Heritage rainforest with views of the Barron Gorge and Stoney Creek Gorge. This traditional Djabugay land was once a network of Aboriginal walking tracks between the tableland and the coast. These trails were adapted by gold miners, cattle drovers and railway workers to cater for pack horses. The two main routes through the Barron Gorge became known as the Smiths and Douglas tracks. Today these historic trails, along with more recent linking tracks, form a network of long-distance walking tracks throughout the park. Walkers may choose from half and full day walks.
Starting at the Speewah camping area on the Atherton Tablelands, this full day walk ends at Smiths trailhead in the Cairns suburb of Kamerunga. The vegetation changes from rainforest to wet eucalypt forest and grasslands. Along the way you will see staghorn ferns growing on the trunks of trees, a stand of cadagi trees, giant kauri pines and beautiful cycad gullies. Birds, including spotted catbirds, orioles, sulphur-crested cockatoos, pheasant coucals and spangled drongos can be seen or heard as you walk the track.
The Smith track trailhead is on the left, 1 kilometre from the turn-off. Follow the road for 2.1 kilometres through the residential area to the car park and the start of the Garndal Garndal Stoney Creek walk and the Douglas track trailhead.
Please Note: The Smith Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.
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