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diatreme, Mount Hypipamee
Map of Mount Hypipamee National Park
Kennedy Highway
Atherton
Queensland 4883 Australia

Mount Hypipamee National Park
Atherton, Tablelands Area

Free Entry

13 7468
qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-hypipamee/index.html

Description

This park features a diatreme (a volcanic pipe or vent) thought to have been created by a massive gas explosion. The gaping hole is 70 metres wide with steep granite sides that plunge 58 metres to the lake below. The lake itself is 82 metres deep! The park protects unique high-altitude rainforest and is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

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Have a picnic in the rainforest clearing then walk 400 metres to the viewing deck over the diatreme. Return along the 1.2 kilometre Dinner Falls track. Look for golden bowerbirds, spotted catbirds and riflebirds. Set out with spotlights at night to look for green, lemuroid and Herbert River ringtail possums, and long-nosed bandicoots.

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Property Details

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome.

How To Get There

The park is on the Kennedy Highway, 25 kilometres south of Atherton. The park can also be reached from Malanda (15 kilometres) via the partially unsealed Upper Barron Road.


Free Entry


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