hiking walking trails

Mount Bartle Frere

  • Address

    Josephine Falls, 75km south of Cairns Via Bruce Highway
    Cassowary Coast
    Queensland Australia

Mount Bartle Frere

The Traditional Owners, the Noongyanbudda Ngadjon Aboriginal people, welcome you to their country, a land of lush tropical rainforest, wild rivers and spectacular waterfalls.

Climbing the summit of Queensland’s highest mountain offers a challenging way to access the rugged wilderness of the Bellenden Ker Range, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

You will discover the unique vegetation and wildlife of the upland and lowland rainforests as you walk the Bartle Frere trail. On a clear day, enjoy stunning views stretching from the coast to the Atherton Tablelands.

You can access the trail via the east end of Josephine Falls, 75km south of Cairns or you can access it via the west end of the Atherton Tablelands, 78km south-south-west of Cairns.

There are four camping areas along the trail. Camping permits are required and fees apply. All camping along the Bartle Frere trail must be pre-booked—self-registration at camping areas is not possible.

 

Location

Mount Bartle Frere

Josephine Falls, 75km south of Cairns Via Bruce Highway
Cassowary Coast
Queensland Australia

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Facilities

  • Carpark

  • Coach parking

  • Free