At least half a day should be set aside to explore the Danbulla area. Each site is unique, catering for the needs of a wide range of visitors. Choose a secluded camp site at School Point camping area or let the kids kick a football around the grassed area at The Chimneys day use area. Enjoy a short walk through the upland rainforest to Mobo Creek Crater or take time to marvel at the size of the cathedral fig tree.
The Danbulla forest is a spectacular part of the Atherton Tableland, covering 12,000ha between the Tinaroo and Lamb ranges, and bordering Lake Tinaroo. It includes eucalypt and acacia forests, pine plantations and Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest.
Created by damming the Barron River, Lake Tinaroo was completed in 1958. It was the first large dam in Queensland built primarily for irrigation. Its construction opened up new areas to farming and allowed different crops to be trialled. It is now a multi-purpose storage dam providing water to tableland towns, power generation, crop irrigation, stock watering and recreation.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of Danbulla National Park and State Forest.
Looking after the park
- Everything in the park, living or dead, is protected. Leave everything as you found it.
- Camp only in designated camping areas.
- Lighting of fires is prohibited outside designated areas.
- Do not feed wildlife as it can affect their health and alter the natural population balance.
- Stay on formed roads—vehicles are not permitted off-road, including on walking tracks or on internal roads and tracks that are closed for management purposes.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
The Danbulla National Park and State Forest are managed on a day-to-day basis by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). Parts of the park and forest are within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Management of the World Heritage Area is coordinated through a partnership between the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments, the Traditional Owners and the wider community.
The Danbulla area is sustainably managed to provide a balance between conservation, recreation and other resource use through the cooperation and contributions of community and government.
Tourism information links
Atherton Tableland Information Centre
Corner Main Street and Silo Road, Atherton QLD 4883
ph 1300 366 361
Malanda Falls Visitor Centre
132 Malanda-Atherton Road, Malanda QLD 4885
ph (07) 4089 2583
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Danbulla
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