Walks and relaxation at the Retreat

Not only are there a variety of walks on the Mt Quincan property itself, the surrounding hills, waterfalls and lakes offer a vast selection of adventures from 10 minutes to 10 hours. Atherton Tablelands accommodation that lets you leave your car behind – walk out the door and explore nature!



Tree-Roo Corridor

The Tree-Roo Corridor was opened by His Excellency Major General Peter Arnison, Governor of Queensland in 2002. There are interesting interpretive signs along the walk. 480 tree-roo tucker trees were planted in this area.



Leslie Creek Curtain Fig

This is an interesting walk – follow the Tree Roo Corridor and continue through a gate and down to the creek where you will find a large curtain fig tree on the bend of Leslie Creek.


Leslie Creek forms the southern boundary of the property. Here you may see platypus, water-dragons, turtles, possums and birds – (bird list of the Mabi Forest is provided in your bird book).

Crater Basin Walk

This walk commences at the ‘Fiveways’ at the top of the entry driveway. A gate near the Nature Refuge sign provides access to the walk. Another gate at the bottom of the hill is the entry to the Nature Refuge area.


The track around the crater basin is 1km. The walk takes you under a number of large fig trees. Keep your eye out for the tree roos.



Summit Circuit Walk

This track has it all! 360° views of the Tablelands from multiple vantage points, plenty of exercise and a range of vegetation areas.


The walk commences at the ‘Fiveways’ at the top of the entry driveway. Walking in a clockwise direction, the track takes you through an open grassed area,  past large basket ferns and  along the ridge to the top of Mt Quincan until you reach the summit – breathtaking!!! Don’t forget your camera!!!


Heading down the hill you once again pass into thicker Mabi rainforest with plenty of crow’s nest ferns and large buttressed canopy trees. The track comes out near the reception building and then back to the fiveways.



Bush Tucker / Hunt Road / Peeramon Road Walk

An early morning walk from your cabin down the entrance road hill through the bush tucker plantation, on to Hunt Road, left into Peeramon Road to Peterson Creek (platypus can be occasionally seen here).

The return walk up the entrance hill to the five ways has the heart pumping!
5 km’s return.



Other Popular Walks

Within 15 minutes drive from Mt Quincan are some fantastic walking options. Here are just a few!

• Yungaburra Peterson Creek walk (platypus viewing) – 45 minutes
• Lake Eacham (45 mins walk & swim!) – 3 km
• Lake Barrine (90 mins walk) –  5 km
• Malanda Falls Park  (30 minutes walk)
• Or a little further on is Mt Baldy (just outside Atherton) – 2 hours
• Mt Bartle Frere (Queensland’s highest mountain) – 10 hours return

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