Put on your walking boots and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest.
- Journey type
- 8.2km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 3.5hr walking time.
- Grade 4 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
You can start this walk the Kauri Creek camping area, or further along the track near the Kauri Creek day-use area. The first 600m section links the Kauri Creek camping and day-use areas. Stop for a while at Kauri Creek and watch the clear water gently flow past you on its way to Lake Tinaroo. This area of Danbulla is alive with birds so take your binoculars and walk quietly.
The second section (5.1km circuit) continues on from the Kauri Creek day-use area. In the shade of a towering canopy you’ll meander along the bank of Kauri Creek and deep into the forest. Be prepared to get your feet wet on the crossings!
Step back in time as the track follows old forestry roads and imagine what it would’ve been like snigging timber out of these forests.
Sections of this walk are part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, famed for its exceptional natural beauty, outstanding examples of the record of life, evolutionary history and remarkable diversity. The return track can be steep and narrow in places and should only be undertaken by fit and experienced walkers.
Getting there and getting around
The walk is in Danbulla National Park and Danbulla State Forest, on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.
- The Jungaljungal walk starts and finishes at the Kauri Creek camping area, on Danbulla Road, 9km from the western entrance and 19km from the eastern entrance.
- Most of Danbulla Road is unsealed but it is accessible to all vehicles.
Refer to number 3 and 4 references on Danbulla National Park and State Forest locality and road maps .
For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Jungaljungal walk is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.