Many of the highest rainforest-clad mountains of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area are, for the most part, inaccessible. The 28 kilometre Mount Lewis drive is a notable exception. Winding through rainforest-clad ridges and spurs, the road climbs to over 1200 metres before following the contours around the chain of peaks that form the watershed of the Mossman and Mitchell rivers. Mount Lewis is a treasure trove of unique and endemic wildlife. The area between the Mount Lewis and Atherton Tableland has high habitat and species diversity, especially animal life. The beautiful upland rainforest dates back to the evolution of flowering plants on earth. Some flowers are indicative of Australia's link with the ancient landmass of Gondwana.
Children are welcome.
How To Get There
60 kilometres north-west of Cairns. The 28 kilometre road in the park is four-wheel drive only and is closed during wet weather to avoid damage to the road surface.
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