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Visiting Forty Mile Scrub safely
Travel south from Cairns or north from Townsville to Ravenshoe. Continue south-west along the Kennedy Highway to Mount Garnet. Forty Mile Scrub National Park straddles the Kennedy Highway, 65 km south-west of Mount Garnet. The Kennedy Highway is sealed—conventional vehicles can access the park.
The park may also be reached from the south, via Greenvale, or the west, via the Gulf Developmental Road through Georgetown.
The picnic facilities, toilets and walking track are wheelchair accessible.
Please remember to make safety a priority when visiting this national park.
- Wear sunscreen, a hat, protective clothing and sturdy footwear.
- Always carry water and try to walk in the cooler part of the day.
- Stay on the walking track provided.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Accommodation can be as far as 50km away from the park, so to avoid disappointment it is recommended you pre-book all accommodation.
Essentials to bring
To ensure an enjoyable visit please bring:
- rubbish bags
- drinking water
- a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
- sturdy boots and long pants.
Forty Mile Scrub National Park is open 24 hrs a day, seven days a week. Camping in the park is prohibited.
Permits and fees
Please leave your pets at home. Domestic animals are not permitted in Forty Mile Scrub National Park.
Climate and weather
During the wetter months, from December to April, monsoonal downpours affect the region. Situated at a higher altitude than the surrounding area, Forty Mile Scrub receives more than its share of this rainfall. Between May and November the region receives very little rain. For more information see the tourism information links.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available less than an hour away at Undara Experience and also at Mount Surprise and Mount Garnet. For more information see the tourism information links.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.