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Kirrama National Park contains rugged mountain scenery, lush tropical rainforest and open eucalyptus forest. The walking track at Society Flat—once the centre of a thriving logging industry—is the only accessible part of the park. Splendid kauris and rose gums are spotted throughout the forest as you meander along the walking track. These striking trees were left when the area was designated a 'beauty spot' in the 1950s.
Kirrama National Park is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (WTWHA). The WTWHA meets all four natural criteria for World Heritage listing. These criteria recognise the area's exceptional natural beauty and the importance of its biological diversity and evolutionary history, including habitats for numerous threatened species. The WTWHA also has cultural significance for Aboriginal people who have traditional links with the area and its surrounds.
Find out more from the Wet Tropics Management Authority.
Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by doing the following:
- Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave.
- Do not feed wildlife or leave food or scraps around.
- Stay on the walking track at all times—this reduces the risk of injury, prevents disturbance to native vegetation and reduces erosion.
- Leave domestic animals at home—they are prohibited in national parks.
- Everything in the park, living or dead, is protected. Please leave everything as you found it.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Kirrama State Forest became a part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in 1988, and was converted to national park in 2006. It is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service in collaboration with the Wet Tropics Management Authority.
Kirrama National Park is managed to preserve the area’s natural, cultural and scenic values while providing nature-based recreational opportunities for visitors.
The national park is managed in accordance with the Kirrama Management Statement .
Atherton Visitor Information Centre
Corner Silo Road and Main Street, Atherton QLD 4883
ph 1300 366 361
Rainforest and Reef Information Centre
142 Victoria Street, Cardwell QLD 4849
ph (07) 4066 8601
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