Mount Lewis National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Mount Lewis, one of the highest rainforest-clad mountains of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, is a treasure trove of unique and endemic wildlife. The beautiful upland rainforest dates back to the evolution of flowering plants on earth. Some flowers are indicative of Australia’s link with the ancient landmass of Gondwana.

Explore the 56 kilometre (return) Mount Lewis Road by four wheel drive or mountain bike. Starting at the entrance to the park, the drive climbs to over 1200 metres before following the contours around the chain of peaks that form the watershed of the Mossman and Mitchell rivers. Picnic at one of the creek crossings. Look for the Mount Lewis spiny crayfish in the creeks and blue-faced parrot-finches in grassy clearings and glades. Spot red-bellied black snakes basking on the road and huge blue earthworms coming to the ground’s surface during wet weather.

Image credit—Tamara Vallance © Queensland Government.

Facilities

Family Friendly

Activities

Birdwatching Four Wheel Driving Mountain Biking Walks

Accreditation

World Heritage

Rates

Free Entry

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