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Barron Gorge National Park
Kuranda
Barron Gorge National Park has great cultural and historical significance, with dramatic scenery and World Heritage-listed rainforest. The local Aboriginal people developed trails through the area, which later became the first pack routes used by Europeans to link the hinterland goldfields to the coast. Today, you can walk the same trails for pleasure! Walk to a lookout to view Barron Falls (spectacular after good rainfall). Take the Skyrail cableway for views over the forest canopy and out to the coast. Jump aboard the famous Kuranda railway as it winds past ravines and picturesque waterfalls. Explore the rainforest along the walking tracks from Speewah or Kamerunga. Join a white-water rafting tour for an up-close experience of the river.
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Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve
Kuranda
The Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve is set on 200 acres of open bush land, 40 kilometres west of Cairns. It is home to many of the world's exotic and endangered animals. They have the largest pride of lions in Australasia with 25 in total on the property. They also have Common Hippopotamus, Pigmy Hippopotamus, White Rhinoceros, Syrian Brown Bears, Sumatran Tigers, Bengal Tigers, Cheetahs, Servals, Otters, Ostriches, Deer, Reptiles and many species of Monkeys.
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Cathedral Fig Tree
Yungaburra
The Cathedral Fig Tree, like the Curtain Fig Tree, is a gigantic 500 year old strangler tree. Located in the Danbulla State Forest, the Cathedral Fig has the reputation of being the best place to hear an early morning bird 'singing' in the Atherton Tablelands. Circumnavigate the base of the tree and giant buttress roots on the easily accessible boardwalk.
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Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park
Chillagoe
In the Chillagoe-Mungana National Park, dry tropical open woodlands hide underground caves of breathtaking natural beauty. Pockets of deciduous vine thicket cling to jagged limestone outcrops. Laid down 400 million years ago, the limestone has been weathered, dissolved and reformed by water to create caverns and passages of significant natural and cultural heritage value. Join a ranger on a guided cave tour to view splendid limestone formations. You can also explore some of the caves on your own. Visit Balancing Rock, an impressive tower karst (limestone pillar). Walk the nine kilometre return track to Royal Arch Bluff, looking for wallabies and birds. Drive the historic interpretive trail at the Chillagoe Smelters.
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Curtain Fig National Park
Yungaburra
Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Curtain Fig National Park contains an endangered type of rainforest called mabi forest. A semi-deciduous canopy allows more sunlight to reach the ground than in other rainforest types. This promotes a well-developed shrub layer. The highlight of this park is a huge, unique fig tree called the Curtain Fig with extended aerial roots dropping 15 metres to the forest floor and forming a 'curtain'. Enjoy the short, elevated boardwalk around the tree. Return at night to spotlight for the elusive Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo and other nocturnal animals.
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Curtain Fig Tree
Atherton
The Curtain Fig National Park contains the renowned Curtain Fig Tree, an enormous strangler fig tree. Located a short drive out of Yungaburra, a small town in the Atherton Tableland, the giant tree has several aerial roots hanging down from its branches that look like curtains. It's over 500 years old and definitely worth a look! There
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Danbulla National Park and State Forest
Atherton
Danbulla National Park and State Forest is a spectacular part of the Atherton Tableland, encompassing eucalypt and acacia forests, pine plantations and rainforest; also crater lakes, walks and places of local history and interest. The park and State forest covers 12,000 hectares between Tinaroo and Lamb ranges and borders Lake Tinaroo. Choose a camp site at one of six camping areas. Enjoy a short walk through upland rainforest to Mobo Creek crater or take time to marvel at the enormity and age of the cathedral fig tree.
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Dinden National Park
Kuranda
High in the Lamb Range, Dinden National Park protects rainforest and eucalypt woodland. The clear waters of Davies Creek flow over smooth granite boulders and make a refreshing place to relax. Picnic or bush camp beside Davies Creek. Spend a day climbing to Kahlpahlim Rock (Lamb Range
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Emerald Creek, Dinden State Forest
Atherton
At Emerald Creek, Dinden State Forest, the waters of Emerald Creek tumble down a granite rock face, forming the picturesque Emerald Creek Falls. Smooth-barked water gums with graphically twisted trunks create a natural arch above the creek. Bottlebrush trees, with red flowers in season, sprout from between the rocks. Dragonflies and damselflies hover around the water. Picnic in the day-use area beside the creek. Follow the easy one kilometre track to the falls through dry open forest characterised by eucalypts, acacias and grevilleas, with pandanus trees in the moister gullies.
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Eubenangee Swamp National Park
Miriwinni
Eubenagee Swamp National Park
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