Cover photo by Steven Dangaard.

Location - Bowling Green Bay National Park, Queensland, Australia
Grade - 5, difficult, recommended for experienced bushwalkers only
Distance - ~10 km return, depending on route
Time - 6-10 hours return
Elevation gain - ~1200 m

Located in the Mount Surround area (near Giru), it's yet another beautiful spot inside Cape Bowling Green National Park. Just of the highway, you'll find Double Creek with fresh water running straight down from the Elliot Massif, this is a perfect place for a summer's weekend day trip. A great multi-day circuit is going up Double Creek to Sharp Elliot, across to The Shoulder and down Spring Creek. Double Creek was a favourite with Townsville Bushwalking Club in the 80s and early 90s. They walked up the southern creek for a couple of hours and then crossed over the ridgeline to the northern creek (Double Creek), descending down the creek to finish at the swimming hole.

It is best accessed via private property so prior permission is required if taking this route.