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Kauri Creek Rainforest Walk, Danbulla National Park
2.5 Hours  / 5.1 Kilometres


Kauri Creek Rainforest walk is located within the Danbulla National Park and State Forest in the central Atherton Tablelands. Crater lakes, huge strangler figs, rainforest walks, lakeside camping areas and places of important local history are some of the interesting features along the 28 kilometres Danbulla Forest Drive.

The 5.1 kilometre Kauri Creek Rainforest Circuit track starts at the Kauri Creek day-use area. The first part of the walk winds through rainforest along the bank of Kauri Creek. The track then crosses the creek (be prepared to get your feet wet!) and passes through forest before joining an old logging road. You have another chance to dip your toes in the sandy-bottomed Kauri Creek before joining the return track, which is steep and narrow in places and should be undertaken only by fit and experienced walkers. Keep to the walking track at all times. The 5.1 kilometre track has amoderate grade and takes about 2.5 hours walking time.

Kauri Creek Curcuit track, Danbulla National Park
Kauri Creek Curcuit track, Danbulla National ParkKauri Creek, Danbulla National Park
Kauri Creek, Danbulla National Park

Journey Details

Duration2.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance5.1 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for experienced bushwalkers


  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
  • Self-Guided

Kauri Creek Rainforest Walk, Danbulla National Park Full Itinerary

Kauri Creek Rainforest walk

The Kauri Creek Rainforest Walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

Kauri Creek Curcuit track, Danbulla National Park
Kauri Creek Curcuit track, Danbulla National Park

Route Details

Duration: 2.5 Hrs 
Distance: 5.1 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Circuit

  • Flora/Fauna
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife

Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 4

Other Information

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