Bell Peak (North & South) and Cessna 402 wreckage

Located in both Malbon Thompson Forest Reserve and Grey Peaks National Park, a 14 km trail lead you to the north and south Bells Peak. There is also a plane wreckage at the summit of Bell Peak North.

Bell Peak (North & South) and Cessna 402 wreckage
Cover photo by Jake Crosby

Location: Grey Peaks National Park, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Region: Wet Tropics, Far North Queensland
Grade: 5, Hard
Duration: ~7-10 hours
Distance: ~14 km
Best time: May-August
Start/finish: Kenny Road

Located in both Malbon Thompson Forest Reserve and Grey Peaks National Park, a 14 km trail take you to Bell Peak North and Bell Peak South. There is a newly cut trail that doesn't require permission from private property owners however, it's longer than the original track.

Bell Peak
Photo credit: Steven Dangaard

In 1970, a Cessna 402 aircraft crashed into the western side of Bell Peak North about 100 metres below the summit. The area is part of the Coastal Wet Tropics Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for the conservation of lowland tropical rainforest birds. Also in the nearby vicinity is Campbell Creek Falls.