The Chimneys day-use area
Picnic in the shadow of two tall chimneys—all that remain of a home built here in 1924.
- Conventional vehicle
- Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
- Picnic tables (some sheltered)
- Toilets (flush)
- Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
- Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Roger James © Queensland Government
Following World War I, land in the Danbulla area was released for soldier settlement. An early soldier settler built a modest house here in the early 1920s, but later abandoned his block. Bill Hanley then built a new house here with his brother-in-law, Thomas Clark, in 1924.
These 7m high, double-brick chimneys are all that remain of the home. If you look closely, you can see where the mantle pieces were secured above the fireplaces on the chimneys.
After lunch, let the kids kick a footy around the large, grassy area or visit nearby Lake Euramoo.
Getting there and getting around
The Chimneys day-use area is in Danbulla State Forest, on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.
- The Chimneys day-use area is 25km from the western entrance and 3km from the eastern entrance, on Danbulla Road.
- Most of Danbulla Road is unsealed but it is accessible to all vehicles.
Refer to number 9 reference on Danbulla National Park and State Forest locality and road maps .
For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.
The toilets and picnic area are wheelchair accessible.
Before you visit
The Chimneys day-use area is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
For more safety information see Visiting Danbulla safely.