Mamu Tropical Skywalk the Boardwalk in the Rainforest Canopy
In 2006 Cyclone Larry caused natural clearings in the Wooroonooran National Park rainforest. This made it the perfect place to construct the Mamu Tropical Skywalk. Using unpainted galvanised steel and recycled plastic. Not only beautiful but sustainable too!
Everybody should take the time to visit this incredible place. You will find it on the Palmerston Highway.
Explore the rainforest from the floor to the canopy. Meanwhile, discover an elevated walkway rising from ground level.
With panoramic views of the rainforest are simply breathtaking. This boardwalk is 15 metres high in addition to an observation tower escalating to 37 metres!
There are comfortable seating options along the way if you need a rest. In total, there are more than 1100 metres of forest walking tracks here.
Meeting the local wildlife
Get up close to some of the spectacular butterfly, bird and mammal species. A lot of mammals tend to be more active at night. However, you may be lucky enough to see the Lumholtz tree kangaroo.
More than 150 bird species can be found in the area of the Mamu Tropical Skywalk. Birds are essential to the survival of the rainforest. They will eat the fruits of the trees, then disperse the seeds. Therefore, this ensures the rainforest trees can then re-grow.
The oldest living tropical rainforest on the planet
400 million years ago, this area was deep under the ocean. Over about 60 million years, sediments condensed into rock. Around 360 million years ago, the Earth upheavals pushed the rock upwards. As a result, this created the high mountain ranges.
Mamu Tropical Skywalk is the homeland of the Ma Mu Aboriginal people.
They welcome you to their country and ask that you visit respectfully. You will hear their stories. Learn about the traditional uses of many of the trees, plants and animals.
Explore the rainforest from ground level, with more than 1 km of hardened walking tracks. From here, you’ll have access to the elevated boardwalk. Suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. Along the way, you’ll find seating for rest stops.
As the Mamu Tropical Skywalk gently rises, the forest below drops away. Take in the magnificent views of the river gorge below from the viewing platform.
The Skywalk winds for 350 m through the rainforest canopy.
Get up and close to rainforest plants and animals.
Rising 37 m above ground level. Enjoy uninterrupted views of World Heritage rainforest landscapes.
Picnic tables are near the entrance. Close by at Henrietta Creek, there are picnic facilities accessed from the Palmerston Highway.
Self-guided audio tour available in 9 different languages. Including English, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, French, Cantonese, German and Korean.
Courtesy vehicle for the mobility impaired.
Umbrellas on rainy days. (It’s a great activity for a rainy day!)
Mamu Tropical Skywalk Botanical guides
What to bring
How to get there
Mamu Tropical Skywalk is located 90 minutes from Cairns or 60 minutes from the middle of the Atherton Tablelands. In the Palmerston section of the Wooroonooran National Park. Situated on the Palmerston Highway, 27 km from the turn-off from the Bruce Highway.
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