Walks around Wagtail House

The View from the Boundary Walk
The View from the Boundary Walk

Wagtail House is fortunate to be set among some of the Atherton Tableland's most scenic country.  

The Boundary Walk

Situated just outside the front gate of Wagtail House is a 6km return track which follows the ridge line to the rear of the property providing commanding views of the surrounding area.




The view from the boundary walk towards Ravenshoe Gap




On the left hand side of the road looking North East is Mt. Bellenden Ker, Queensland's second highest Mountain.  



View from the track of Wagtail House and Mt. Bartle frere, Queensland's highest mountain, in the background.



The track ends at the rear fence line of the property where a further view of Mt. Bartle frere is afforded to the walkers.  From here, the return walk is 3km back to the house and a well earned cool drink or cup of tea!




View of the pastures on a cattle property that adjoins the track.




At certain times of the year walkers are treated to a view of the moon over Mt. Bartlefrere  just on sunset



As the sun begins to drop below the Western horizon walkers are accommodated one final view of the surrounding hills on the Western side of the ridge.

Walks inside the property

Within the property are several short walks through the paddocks and rainforest including a track leading down to one of the spring fed creeks.

During February, March and April wild Raspberries and Guava can be found throughout the property. 

In July and August, wild lemons and Mandarins can be picked fresh from the trees.

Kookaburras, Rainbow Lorikeets, Grey Hawks, Nankeen Kestrels, King Parrots and all manner of birdlife can be found both within the  vicinity of the house or spotted during a walk around the property.

A platypus usually inhabits the properties dam during the rainy season.  Patience is required to spot this elusive guest.

The view to Mt. Bartle Frere at the start of the walk to the creek below.