Walk Wet Tropics

Track Summary:
  • Track name: Marrja Boardwalk
  • Area: North Tropics
  • Track Class: Pathway (Wheelchair)
  • Type of walk: Loop
  • Length: Short
  • Time: 36min
  • Distance: 1.10km
  • Difficulty: Easy
Facilities:
  • Carpark
  • Wheelchair
Activities & Interests:
  • Beach coastal mangrove
  • Plant
  • Rainforest
Track description:

The Daintree Coast is popular among visitors for its reef and rainforest vistas. It is part of one of Australia's largest remaining stands of tropical rainforest with a last refuge for some unique plants and animals which have evolved here over many millions of years. The Daintree Coast is a small part of the Kuku Yalanji tribal area and has great spiritual and cultural significance for these people. There are a multitude of short walks in the area.

Marrja Boardwalk is a very popular tourist destination. It has been upgraded to form a 1100 metre loop. You can spend from half and hour to half a day here. Every stage in the evolution of land plants for the last 400 million years is represented in a very small area at Marrdja. The path loops through rainforest and mangroves and out to a viewing platform over Noah Creek. The information signs along the botanical walk explain the evolution of land plants from the sea to the emergence of flowering plants, the break up of Gondwanan rainforests and the coming of humans.

How to get there:

Marrja Boardwalk is on the Daintree/Cape Tribulation Road, just north of Noah Creek.

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More information:

If you would like more information about Marrja Boardwalk:

See the NPRSR website page for Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park

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