Trinity Beach on the Cairns Northern Beaches

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Hikes

Trinity Beach Top 3 – Hikes


A well-trodden and popular local favourite, the Earl Hill Conservation Park offers 4 different tracks of varying difficulty with some stunning views to reward your efforts. Located a short 5-10 minute drive from Cocos Holiday Apartments we recommend starting at the southern end on the Woodland walking track. Alternatively, continue past the carpark and access the Cycad Palm walking route from Half Moon Bay Beach. Choose to combine all 4 tracks into one 4km loop or tackle a leg at a time. While the Earl Hill Summit trail offers a steeper incline guaranteed to elevate your heart rate, the Rainforest trail

Continue on the Woodland trail towards Earl Hill Summit where a steep incline is guaranteed to elevate your heart rate. Or, veer off on the Rainforest trail towards Trinity Beach lookout, offering spectacular views of Trinity Beach and Double Island on a clear day.

 4km loop, Class 3 walking trail. Can be slippery and muddy after rainfall.


Fancy your hike with a side of waterfalls? Then look no further than the Stoney Creek Falls and Old Weir Falls trails. A popular swimming hole located close to the Cairns CBD and only 15 minutes from Cocos Holiday Apartments , Stoney Creek offers crystal clear pools a mere 5 minutes walk from the carpark. Feeling more adventurous or wanting to avoid the crowds in summer? Head deeper into the rainforest on the Old Weir track. After about 20 minutes you’ll arrive at Old Weir Falls. Several other swimming holes can be found up and down the track and offer cooling relief in the oppressive humidity of a Cairns summer!


Looking for something a little more challenging? The 7.4km Glacier Rock hike offers a short out-and-back trail with incredible coastal views from Cairns CBD to the Northern Beaches. Accessed from the Stoney Creek carpark, this hike offers a gentle climb (just keep in mind, what goes UP, must come DOWN). Take in the sights, smells and sounds of the tropical Australian rainforest before you eventually break through the bush to views spanning the Cairns coastline.

Allow 2 to 2.5 hours to complete. With its stunning views, we recommend trying to tie the walk in time to watch sunrise.