Davies Creek National Park, Mareeba

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Davies Creek National Park is in Far North Queensland, Australia, 1,392 km northwest of Brisbane, 20 km south west of Cairns. The park is located on the Atherton Tableland within the Barron River water catchment. It lies within the Einasleigh Uplands and Wet Tropics of Queensland bioregions.
It is picturesque with its granite outcrops, the Davies Creek Falls and open eucalypt woodland. Davies Creek raises in the Lamb Range and eventually flows into the Barron River. The park is important as a preserve of the northern bettong, an endangered species. A total of five rare or threatened species have been identified in the park.
The park can be reached on the Kennedy Highway 21 km southwest of Kuranda.
There is a picnic area beside the creek with toilets available. The water of the creek must be boiled for at least five minutes before drinking it. There is a two km walking trail upstream that leads to the base of Davies Creek Falls.
Camping is permitted. Permits must be obtained and fees paid before arrival.
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  • Have gone first to the river and later to the waterfalls. We were there shortly after the rains, so we had more water than usual, but wasn't too cold. At the waterfalls there is a round path about 800 m long, which is mainly in the shade. View of the waterfall is well. Between the two stops there are toilets.
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  • Well worth the six kilometre drive from the highway . Small rock pools abound with opportunity to cool down in them. Children would enjoy wondering over the rocks and having a dip in the shallow pools...  more »
  • This is a great spot for a day trip.off the beaten path a little but well worth it.great spot for swimming when the water is down. enjoyable walks and camping if you want.Well worth a look.
  • Our favourite camp spot in Far North Queensland. I would particularly recommend going when its really hot during storm season so you can make the most of the cool streams and plunge pools that are scattered throughout the park.

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