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
- Conventional vehicle
- Photo credit: Roger James (c) Queensland Government
- Photo credit: Robert Ashdown © Queensland Government
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 .
For more information see visiting safely—getting there and getting around.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
Mobo Creek Crater walk is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.