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Glacier Rock Lookout

Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
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An amazing view that is awesome (in its true sense) as it is impossible to realise just how vast... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Great day adventure

What a workout! We started from the base of Stoney Creek, located about 15 mins outside of Cairns... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Ana J
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Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

An amazing view that is awesome (in its true sense) as it is impossible to realise just how vast the view is.

Thank iansL5716TG
Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a workout! We started from the base of Stoney Creek, located about 15 mins outside of Cairns, it's challenging, but soo worth it! Took my partner and I about 2.5 hours roundtrip including photos at the top, we jogged the majority of the route....More

1  Thank Ana J
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is a challenging walk which rewards you with a fantastic view at the end out to Smithfield and the coast overlooking the Northern Beaches. You can also take a swim in one of the Stoney Creek water holes for a refreshing cool off afterwards....More

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A wonderful walk through world heritage rainforest of approximately 5 km one way to Glacier Rock, wonderful views of Cairns CDB, Cairns Airport, Green Island await.

1  Thank km321967
Reviewed 19 August 2016

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.

Thank Sam T
Reviewed 11 July 2016

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

1  Thank Ensortion
Reviewed 13 January 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.

2  Thank PK_Aust
Reviewed 10 December 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...More

1  Thank Paddles55
Reviewed 26 October 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.

1  Thank Tassycanetoad
Reviewed 27 September 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...More

6  Thank MegsiCurran
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