One of the most important wetlands between Ingham and Cairns, Eubenangee Swamp is a birdwatchers' paradise, with over 190 species of birds recorded. Situated in the lowlands east of the Bellenden Ker Range (the wettest part of Australia), much of this park is flooded during the wet season. As well as being a significant habitat for waterbirds, the park also protects some of the last remnants of various lowland vegetation types. Much of the park is swampland, supporting paperbarks, waterbirds and crocodiles. The rest is rainforest and grassland.... more
Stroll along the 1.5 kilometre return walking track that follows the Alice River, through rainforest to the top of a grassy hill and enjoy views of Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, Queensland's two highest peaks, as well as the swamp and its many waterbirds. Birdwatching is rewarding, as the different vegetation types attract many birds. Remember to be croc wise.... less
Children are welcome.
There is access for guests with a disability. The 1.5 kilometre swamp track is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
How To Get There
Drive south from Cairns on the Bruce Highway to Mirriwinni (67 kilometres) and turn left into Bramston Beach Road. After one kilometre turn right into Cartwright Road and continue for a further eight kilometres to the park entrance. These roads are all sealed and accessible by conventional vehicles.
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