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The rugged, forested range of Macalister Range National Park. Photo: Jack Hargreaves, Queensland Government

The rugged, forested range of Macalister Range National Park. Photo: Jack Hargreaves, Queensland Government

Macalister Range National Park protects a rugged, forested range along the far northern coastline of Queensland. A picturesque park, rising steeply from the shoreline, it overlooks the tropical islands and waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Mount Charlie, the park’s highest point, reaches 880 m. It is near this peak that the crest of the Great Dividing Range is at its closest point to the Australian coastline (apart from its northern extremity at Cape York Peninsula).

A drive along the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns to Port Douglas offers fantastic views of the park’s imposing mountains on one side and inviting beaches, rocky headlands and tropical reefs on the other. There is no public access and there are no facilities.

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Last updated
15 October 2012