Repairs to the popular Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail have been completed and the track is now fully open – just in time for Easter.
The walking trail was damaged in March 2018, after a one in 100-year deluge caused several washouts, landslips and fallen trees.
Council contractors were able to repair two thirds of the walking trail by July 2018, but the middle section required extensive geo technical investigations.
Mayor Julia Leu said the repair work involved creating a new path around the major landslide.
“Reinstating the track over the area impacted by the landslide wasn’t a viable option so we had to create a new track.
“This means the trail is slightly longer than the original 1.5 kilometres – which is a bonus given the trail has breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and Low Isles, all the way to Snapper Island and the Daintree Rainforest.
“I have no doubt the reopening of the whole track will be welcomed by residents and visitors alike and expect the new section will be a well-beaten path by the end of the Easter weekend”, she said.