Danbulla National Park and State Forest Tropical North Queensland

Descend to the beautiful Mobo Creek Crater along the Mobo Creek Crater walk. Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government

Lake Tinaroo is the heart of Danbulla National Park and State Forest. Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Mobo Creek Crater walk

On this walk you might channel your inner geologist and form your own theory on how the Mobo Creek ‘Crater’ was formed.

Journey type
630m circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
Time suggested
Allow 15min walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

After a tranquil walk through lush upland rainforest, pause at the creek and soak up the peaceful surrounds. If you’re quiet enough you may even see a platypus!

The geology of this area has perplexed scientists for many years and, despite its name, it is unlikely that is was formed from volcanic activity. Read the sign and see if you think it sheds light on the mystery of this ‘crater’s’ creation—or do you have a better theory?

The Mobo Creek Crater walk, Danbulla National Park is 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.

Getting there and getting around

The Mobo Creek Crater walk is in Danbulla National Park, on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.

  • The walk is 23.4km from the western entrance and 4.6km from the eastern entrance, on Danbulla Road.
  • Most of Danbulla Road is unsealed but it is accessible to all vehicles.

Refer to number 10 reference on Danbulla National Park and State Forest locality and road maps (PDF, 207.2KB) .

For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Mobo Creek Crater walk is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Danbulla safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.