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Track Summary:
  • Track name: Dinner Falls Circuit
  • Area: Tablelands
  • Track Class: Graded Track
  • Type of walk: Loop
  • Length: Short
  • Time: 36min
  • Distance: 1.10km
  • Difficulty: Easy
Facilities:
  • Barbecue
  • Carpark
  • Water
Activities & Interests:
  • Geology crater
  • Swimming
  • Waterfall
Track description:

Dinner Falls Circuit adjoins the walk to the crater at Mount Hypipamee National Park. Take the bitumen path to the Crater Lookout platform.

Mt Hypipamee Crater was formed by an explosive eruption of volcanic gases which blasted through solid granite. Angular blocks of granite as large as refrigerators can be found in the surrounding rainforest, giving testimony to the power of the explosion that hurled them there. The Crater has sheer granite walls rising 58 metres above the lake which is 82 metres deep.

An easy 400 metre bitumen walking track leads through the rainforest to a viewing platform above the crater. Then continue on the rougher track down the hill to the Barron River where you can swim if you wish. A viewing area for Dinner Falls is further upstream along the river. From the falls is a short climb back up to the Crater walk.

How to get there:

Mt Hypipamee National Park is 25 kilometres south of Atherton along the Kennedy Highway on the way to Ravenshoe.

Related tracks:
More information:

If you would like more information about Dinner Falls and the Crater:

See the NPRSR website page for Mount Hypipamee National Park.

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