Mount Lewis National Park, Julatten

4.3
#235 of 264 in Nature in Queensland
Mount Lewis National Park is national park in both the Shire of Mareeba and Douglas Shire of Far North Queensland, Australia. It is adjacent to both Daintree National Park and Mount Spurgeon National Park. It is part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland and Einasleigh Uplands bioregions. The park lies within the catchment areas of the Mitchell River, Mossman River and Daintree Rivers. Mount Lewis National Park preserves part of the Mount Carbine Tableland.
In 2009, Mount Lewis Forest Reserve and Riflemead Forest Reserve were combined to form Mount Lewis National Park. The landscape is mountainous and covered by forest. About half of 1% of the national park is classed as wetlands.
The area is a biodiversity hotspot. In total, 43 rare or threatened species have been identified in the park.
The Mount Lewis spiny crayfish is an endemic species. Also found in the park are golden bowerbirds, blue-faced parrotfinch, giant blue earthworms, cinereus ringtail possum, masked white-tailed rat, red-bellied black snake as well as several species or rare frogs. In February 2017 small population of endangered northern bettongs had been discovered in the National Park.
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4.7
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  • This was my second visit and this area continues to impress me with the quality of wildlife and park maintenance. Thankfully we left birds there so we have an excuse to return.  more »
  • Very dry at present but not a bad track although you need to watch your footing. Plenty of birdlife early in the morning and it was cooler here so pleasant walking. Trees came down over the track and ...  more »
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  • No facilities,as you would expect from such a remote location. But the views are amazing on the drive in and the temperature is much cooler than the coast due to the elevation. Be sure to check out the Mt Carbine pub on the way through.
  • One of the most important places in the area for bird watching.

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