Glacier Rock

3 h to 4 h

6.7 km

↑ 578 m
↓ -578 m

Moderate track
Starting from the end of Euodia Close, Barron Gorge, this walk takes you to the Glacier Rock Lookout and back mostly via the Douglas Track, crossing Stoney Creek near the start. Expect to see as far as you can over Cairns from the lookout, as the high vantage point rewards you with unobstructed panoramic views. As you’re going through the rainforests of Barron Gorge National Park, you’ll cross a railway track. Time your walk to capture some good frames of the train passing through nature. You’ll have a chance to see echidnas, parrots and even a cassowary if you’re lucky. Don’t forget to bring swimmers so you can cool off in Stoney Creek after the hike. The area may be busy on weekends, so schedule for a weekday to avoid the crowd. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-16.8757478,145.6667414)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Captain Cook Highway, 1
  • Turn on to Kamerunga Road, 91 then drive for 3.5 km
  • Turn right onto Stoney Creek Road and drive for another 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Stoney Creek Road and drive for another 1.4 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Stoney Creek Road and drive for another 420 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Stoney Creek Road and drive for another 105 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of Euodia Close(60 metres southwest of roundabout/intersection with Stoney Creek Road), head towards the metal gate near the “Barron Gorge National Park” sign. Head over/around the gate and follow the trail as it leads you to Stoney Creek. 30 metres after you pass the creek, turn right at the intersection to continue along Glacier Rock Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 120 m turn right.
The starting point of an alternate access track. An alternate access point from/to Douglas Track Road. Details below.
After another 610 m continue straight, to head along Douglas Track.
After another 830 m come to the viewpoint (20 m on your right).
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 520 m pass the picnic table (5 m on your right).
After another 315 m (at the intersection of McDonalds Track & Douglas Track) veer left, to head along Douglas Track (a vehicle track).
After another 660 m (at the intersection of Douglas Track & Glacier Rock Lookout) turn sharp left, to head along Glacier Rock Lookout (a footpath).
Continue another 260 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.4 km to get back to the start.
"Glacier Rock Lookout".

An alternate access point from/to Douglas Track Road.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Douglas Track.
After another 230 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Glacier Rock

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.7 km
Time 3 h to 4 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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