Mount Edith and Kauri Creek roads
Drive or pedal through the rugged Lamb Range beneath ever-changing forests, along lush valleys and over graceful mountain streams.
- Journey type
- Walk, cycle, 4WD, trail bike
- 43km circuit The same start and finish point, but the traveller doesn’t return along the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 2hr driving time and 3–6 hr cycling.
- Scenic drive
- Trail bike riding
As you climb 450m into the range, you'll travel through a variety of shifting landscapes—from tall, open forests to wet sclerophyll and rainforest.
See if you can spot the giant fronds of the unique orania palm peeking out from the dark understorey, and grab a photo as you pass under the massive rose gums that tower over the road.
This mixed landscape supports nine species of dasyurids (carnivorous marsupials) and is a haven for near threatened and threatened wildlife.
The Mount Edith and Kauri Creek roads, Danbulla National Park 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.
Getting there and getting around
Mount Edith and Kauri Creek roads are in Danbulla National Park, on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.
- The roads form a loop that starts and finishes on Danbulla Road. Most of Danbulla Road is unsealed but it is accessible to all vehicles.
- Kauri Creek Road is 10.9km from the western entrance and 17.1km from the eastern entrance.
- Mount Edith Road is 13.2km from the western entrance and 14.8km from the eastern entrance.
- You will need a high-clearance vehicle to drive the Mount Edith and Kauri Creek roads.
Refer to number 7 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
Mount Edith and Kauri Creek roads is open 24 hours a day.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
The road network can be closed temporarily during the wet season between December and April.
For more safety information see: