Mount Lewis National Park Tropical North Queensland

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in Mount Lewis National Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Julatten and Mossman. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Guided tours and talks

    Mount Lewis National Park features in the itinerary of several tour companies. See the tourism information links.

    Four-wheel driving and trail-bike riding

    Map

    Mount Lewis Road

    Distance: 56 km return

    Time: allow 3 hrs driving and riding time

    Details: The best way to experience Mount Lewis National Park is by driving or riding the 56 km (return) Mount Lewis Road. Starting at the entrance to the park, the rainforest drive climbs to over 1200 m before following the contours around the chain of peaks that form the watershed of the Mossman and Mitchell rivers. There is no through access and drivers and riders must return the way they came. 

    Drivers and riders must be licensed and trail-bikes and vehicles must be fully registered. Stay on formed roads—trail-bikes and vehicles are not permitted off-road.

    The road is closed (at the gate) during wet weather to avoid damage to the road surface. See park alerts for up-to-date information. For road problems outside the national park contact the Tablelands Regional Council

    For more information, see trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving.

    Mountain biking

    Map

    Mount Lewis Road

    Distance: 56 km return

    Time: allow 5 hours riding time

    Details: Explore Mount Lewis National Park by mountain bike riding the 56 km (return) Mount Lewis Road. Starting at the entrance to the park, the road climbs to over 1200 m before following the contours around the chain of peaks that form the watershed of the Mossman and Mitchell rivers. There is no through access and riders must return the way they came. 

    The road is closed (at the gate) during wet weather to avoid damage to the road surface. See park alerts for up-to-date information. For road problems outside the national park contact the Tablelands Regional Council

    For more information, see cycling.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Although there are no dedicated day-use areas, some of the creek crossings and clearings are suitable for a picnic or short break.

    Viewing wildlife

    Mount Lewis is rich in unique and endemic wildlife. Look for the Mount Lewis spiny crayfish in the creeks and blue-faced parrot-finches in grassy clearings and glades. Red-bellied black snakes often sun themselves on the road and huge blue earthworms come to the surface during wet weather.

    See the description of the park’s natural environment for more details about Mount Lewis’s diverse wildlife.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.