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Visiting Eubenangee Swamp safely
Drive south from Cairns on the Bruce Highway to Mirriwinni (67km) and turn left into Bramston Beach Road. After 1km turn right into Cartwright Road and continue for a further 8km to the park entrance. These roads are all sealed and accessible by conventional vehicles.
The track is wheelchair accessible with assistance.
- Potentially dangerous estuarine crocodiles inhabit the Alice River and swamps within Eubenangee Swamp National Park. Stay well away from the water’s edge and always be croc wise in croc country.
- Avoid bites from sand flies and mosquitoes by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
- Stay on the track and take care on uneven surfaces, especially in wet conditions.
- Take adequate water and protect yourself from the sun.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Essentials to bring
- insect repellent
- drinking water
- hat and sunscreen.
Eubenangee Swamp National Park is open 24 hours a day. The park may be closed periodically as a result of flooding during wet weather.
Domestic animals are not allowed in Eubenangee Swamp National Park.
Climate and weather
This area has a high annual rainfall, most of which falls during the wet season (from December to April). These summer months are characterised by high temperatures (maximums generally above 30°C) and very high humidity, relieved only by intense downpours of rain. The winter months are very pleasant with lower humidity and temperatures (a daily range of 16 to 26°C) and frequent clear, sunny days.
For more information see the tourism information links below.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Mirriwinni and Bramston Beach.