Danbulla National Park and State Forest Tropical North Queensland

The Regeneration walk passes through forest that is the result of natural revegetation processes. Photo credit: © Lovegreen Photography

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

Be inspired: ‘Slow camping’ at Danbulla where families enjoy the ‘little things in life’

‘Because one day you will look back and realise they were big things’. Writer Kurt Vonnegut was so right. Time is fleeting and we wish we could ‘bonsai’ our kids, but before we know it, they’ve grown and flown. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Chasing volcanoes (and waterfalls) in the tropical north

They say ‘don’t go chasing waterfalls’ but we suggest you do, and volcanoes too! Photo credit: Steven Nowakowski © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Legendary fish, aquatic adrenaline and waterfront vistas—Danbulla offers all this and more!

Does the smell of sunscreen and insect spray evoke childhood memories of dangling a fishing line with Dad, bucket-washing the dishes with Mum and building a camp fire with your siblings? Photo credit: Karl Seelig © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Queensland National Parks’ best-loved camping areas

We are truly a nation of coast dwellers, so when it comes to camping holidays, where do we head? To the water, of course! Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Regeneration walk

Enjoy an informative stroll through a landscape that has a rich history and is continuing to evolve and transform over time.

Journey type
2.3km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 1hr walking time.
Grade 3 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Linking the Downfall Creek and Kauri Creek camping areas, this track passes through native forests and tall pine plantations.

You’ll be amazed to discover that much of the area was cleared for dairy farming and, since the dam was built in 1959, much of it has been left to naturally regenerate.

Stop at the seat and let your ears and nose be your sensory explorers. Listen for the calls, whistles and songs of the birds. Hear the wind meandering through the canopy and the creek gently flowing over and around its boulders. Inhale the musty odours of the forest and the gentle fragrance of flowers, high in the canopy.

Getting there and getting around

The Regeneration walk is in Danbulla State Forest, on the central part of the Atherton Tableland, 70km (1.5hr) from Cairns.

Refer to number 3 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

Regeneration 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.