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Vision-impaired walking track, Wongabel
Map of Wongabel State Forest
Kennedy Highway
Queensland 4883 Australia

Wongabel State Forest
Atherton, Tablelands Area

Free Entry

13 7468


This state forest protects a remnant of an endangered type of forest, known as mabi forest. Here, in 1903, red cedar seedlings were planted in the forest to replace mature trees which had been logged. Commercial plantations of hoop, kauri and Caribbean pine now grow beside native forest.

Two walking tracks, catering for the visually impaired, wind through this area. Enjoy a 750 metre return walk through the forest or take the longer 2.5 kilometre route. Both tracks have been designed with consideration for walkers who are vision impaired. Braille booklets and audio headsets are available from the visitor centre in Atherton. Both tracks are also wheelchair accessible, but assistance may be required for the longer walk. Signs tell of the history of the area, as well as forestry practices and local ecology. Look for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroos and possums while spotlighting at night.

Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Walking

Open Times

Public Holidays: Parts of the walking track are occasionally closed during the harvesting of adjacent plantations.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability. Wheelchair-assisted access is possible along both walking tracks. The two tracks have also been designed with consideration for walkers who are vision impaired.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash.

How To Get There

Wongabel State Forest is eight kilometres south of Atherton on the Kennedy Highway.

Free Entry

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