Great Barrier Reef Sights

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

  • Mulligan Hwy. Map It
  • Rossville
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's 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 Eastern Kuku Yalanji tribe. The boulders are treacherous, so climbing and hiking is not allowed, but the lookout point provides a fairly close-up view.

Sight Information

Address:

Mulligan Hwy., Rossville, Queensland, 4895, Australia

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Phone:

13-7468-ParksQ hotline

Published 07/21/2016

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