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Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park Review

Just south of Cooktown within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park protects a unique mix of gigantic granite boulders, wet-tropics species, and savanna woodland vegetation harboring abundant wildlife, including threatened species. Lucky visitors might spot the scanty frog, rainbow skink, Black Mountain gecko, Godman's rock-wallaby, or a rare ghost bat. Kalkajaka means "place of the spear"; Black Mountain was a significant meeting place for the Kuku Yalanji tribe. The boulders are treacherous, so climbing and hiking is not allowed, but the lookout point provides a fairly close-up view.

Updated: 01-16-2014

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