Eubenangee Swamp National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Stella Martin © Queensland Government

About Eubenangee Swamp

    Eubenangee Swamp, with Bartle Frere in the distance.

    Eubenangee Swamp, with Bartle Frere in the distance.

    Photo credit: Daryn Storch © Queensland Government

    Baldy Hill, Eubenangee Swamp National Park.

    Baldy Hill, Eubenangee Swamp National Park.

    Photo credit: Chris Roach © Queensland Government

    Park features

    Situated in the lowlands east of the Bellenden Ker Range (the wettest part of Australia), much of this park is flooded during the wet season. A short gravel and grass walking track takes visitors through rainforest and to the top of a grassy hill. Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, Queensland’s two highest peaks, are in view as well as the swamp and its many waterbirds.

    Eubenangee Swamp is of international significance—it is reputed to be the last remaining association of specific ecological communities (vine forest, grassland, sedge and paperbark swamp forest) occurring on nutrient-rich basaltic alluvium.

    Looking after the park

    • Leave your pets at home. Domestic animals are not allowed in national parks.
    • Do not feed wildlife including birds and fish—it is harmful to their health.
    • Please take rubbish with you when you leave. No rubbish bins are provided within the park.
    • Remember, this is a national park—everything is protected.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    Eubenangee Swamp was gazetted in 1968 as an environmental park and was upgraded to a national park in 1977. It is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) with the purpose of protecting the natural and cultural values of the area while allowing the public to continue to enjoy recreational activities.

    Since its gazettal, QPWS has expanded the park and is working to restore the landscape to its natural state. See the description of the park’s history for more information.

    Tourism information links

    For tourism visitor information centre locations visit Discover Queensland and for tourism information for all regions in Queensland visit Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.