Walk Wet Tropics

Track Summary:
  • Track name: The Crater
  • Area: Tablelands
  • Track Class: Pathway (Wheelchair)
  • Type of walk: Loop/Return
  • Length: Short
  • Time: 30min
  • Distance: 0.90km
  • Difficulty: Easy
Facilities:
  • Barbecue
  • Carpark
  • Water
  • Wheelchair
Activities & Interests:
  • Geology crater
  • Rainforest
  • Waterfall
Track description:

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. From here you can continue on with the Dinner Falls Circuit or backtrack to the day facilities at Hypipamee National Park.

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 the Crater and Dinner Falls:

See the NPRSR website page for Mount Hypipamee National Park.

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