Walsh's Pyramid - QLD



DEG: -17.129601 145.8004
DMS: 17º 07' 46.56" S 145º 48' 1.44" E
UTM: 55 K 8105714mN 372391mE
Altitude: 876.67m


Place Type

Geography - Mountain,Peak,Hill,Rocks


109.98kms SouthEast of Daintree - Driving 138 km (2 hours 3 mins)

Address & Contact

Wooroonooran National Park
Queensland 4871
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
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To the south of Cairns is the highest freestanding natural pyramid in the world. You could be forgiven for thinking it is a tree covered man-made pyramid – the shape is almost perfect. But no, this is a natural phenomenon that is one of the most distinctive landmarks for the small sugar-farming town of Gordonvale.

Walsh's Pyramid is used for hiking. The mountain is 922 metres tall, and quite steep so you need to be fit and healthy to make the climb. For experienced hikers, the ascent and descent can take approximately 3 hours. Allow for longer if you are not an avid hiker or if you are taking kids with you. (Expect complaining about sore legs, and “when are we going to be at the top…” after about 1 hour)

The vegetation on the mountain is heavy, consisting mainly of Australian scrub. Rocks feature heavily, so if it is raining you'll need to be careful not to slip. Take plenty of water with you and make sure to apply sunscreen regularly. The scenery from the top of the pyramid is spectacular and takes in 360-degree views – it makes the climb worth all the effort.

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Closest Weather Station

Cairns at 18/02:30pm EST
Distance from Walsh's Pyramid 29.03km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Kairi Research Station
Distance from Walsh's Pyramid 26.67km W
Mean Max. °C28.227.526.424.823.021.521.122.524.827.128.428.9
Mean Min. °C19.219.518.516.814.712.111.211.612.815.117.118.5
Mean Rain mm254.3270.3256.6100.957.338.027.224.318.531.374.6137.3

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