Along the rugged Clarke Range behind the Whitsunday coast lies Cathu State Forest. Forests and woodlands range form distinctive poplar gum Eucalyptus alba woodlands and exotic Caribbean pine plantations on the creek flats to dense rainforests and tall wet eucalypt forest along the range.
At Jaxut, the Pandanus Creek Track winds through lush rainforest upstream along the creek. Look out for the brilliant blue flashes of the Ulysses butterfly. You may also see other wildlife that lives in the rainforest, such as whiptails, agile wallabies and northern quolls.
Take your binoculars to go birdwatching.
Best to walk between April and September when humidity is lower.
How To Get There
Cathu is west of the Bruce Highway, 51 kilometres south of Proserpine. Jaxut is 12 kilometres off the highway.
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