Things to do
Camping and accommodation
Camping is not permitted in Kirrama National Park but there is a camping area with toilets, at Blencoe Falls in Girringun National Park. Camping permits are required and fees apply.
Other accommodation facilities, including hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and caravan parks, can be found at Atherton, Ravenshoe, Mount Garnet, Cardwell and Tully. For more information see the tourism information links.
Society Flat rainforest walk
Distance: 720m circuit
Time: allow 30–45min
About: This walk allows visitors to admire some of the giant kauri pines and rose gum trees that are features of the forest. It meanders through an old 'beauty spot', an area left unlogged because of its environmental and aesthetic significance. The boardwalk section is suitable for assisted wheelchair access but can be very slippery when wet so please take care.
Picnic and day-use area
Society Flat is a great place to stop for lunch but no facilities are provided.
Kirrama National Park boasts an exceptional array of plants and animals. Rose gums, paperbarks, northern silky oaks, Queensland walnuts and kauri pines are just some of the trees growing in this park. These plants entice a variety of animal species including gliders, possums, honeyeaters, cassowaries, king parrots and musky rat-kangaroos.
Reptiles and frogs are abundant, with the amethystine python just one resident finding a home among the camouflage of the forest. Kirrama National Park also offers a safe haven for the rare tapping green eyed frog and the robust whistlefrog, both of which like rocks and streamside vegetation. Giant white-tailed rats and fawn-footed melomys may be heard scattering the leaf litter, while the soft rustling of feathers could be the beautiful Victoria's riflebird flying overhead. Macleay's honeyeaters, spotted catbirds, chowchillas, azure kingfishers and the rarely sighted golden bowerbird are just a few more species that call the park home.
Visitors to Kirrama National Park can experience an orchestra of sounds as the forest comes alive with bird calls, especially in the morning and late afternoon hours.