Davies Creek National Park

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Davies Creek National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Davies creek NP.jpg
Waterfall in the national park, 2004
Nearest town or city Mareeba
Coordinates 17°00′35″S 145°34′54″E / 17.00972°S 145.58167°E / -17.00972; 145.58167Coordinates: 17°00′35″S 145°34′54″E / 17.00972°S 145.58167°E / -17.00972; 145.58167
Established 1971
Area 4.86 km2 (1.88 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/davies-dinden-bare-hill/index.html
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Davies Creek National Park is in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,392 km northwest of Brisbane, 20 km south west of Cairns. The park is located on the Atherton Tableland within the Barron River water catchment. It lies within the Einasleigh Uplands and Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregions.[1]

It is picturesque with its granite outcrops, the Davies Creek Falls and open eucalypt woodland. Davies Creek raises in the Lamb Range and eventually flows into the Barron River. The park is important as a preserve of the Northern Bettong, an endangered species. A total of five rare or threatened species have been identified in the park.[1]

Access[edit]

The park can be reached on the Kennedy Highway 21 km southwest of Kuranda. This road is corrugated and unsuitable for caravans.

Facilities[edit]

There is a picnic area beside the creek with toilets available. The water of the creek must be boiled for at least five minutes before drinking it. There is a two km walking trail upstream that leads to the base of Davies Creek Falls.

Camping is permitted. Permits must be obtained and fees paid before arrival.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Davies Creek National Park". Wetlandinfo. Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Davies Creek National Park and Dinden National Park". Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2015.