Walshs Pyramid Track

3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min

6.1 km

↑ 886 m
↓ -886 m

Very challenging
Starting from the Walshs Pyramid Carpark off Bruce Highway, Aloomba, this walk takes you to the summit of Walshs Pyramid and back via a singular track, exploring the eucalypt forests of Wooroonooran National Park. This iconic peak is actually the highest free standing natural pyramid on earth, standing 922 metres tall. You’ll surely be dazzled at the top: either by the astonishing views all over Cairns and the Coral Sea, or the relentless sun getting to you along with the physical toll of the climb. Jokes aside, you really need to prepare well for this journey. Bring lots of water(3lt+ per person) and some snacks. Wear a hat, put on sunscreen and start the walk early to minimize the effect of the sun. Hiking poles and good trekking shoes may reduce the said physical toll. By the way, if you’re crazy enough you can participate in ‘The Great Pyramid Race’ that takes place every August, where contestants try to be the first to run up and down the mountain for a cash prize. 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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This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills.
Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.

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