Say g’day to Queensland’s newest national park, Tumoulin (Mungurru Wabu) National Park, a national park blooming with biodiversity just north of Ravenshoe.
This 1800ha area was previously a state forest and has now been granted the highest level of protection after being declared a national park. The area is renowned for its biodiversity and is home to numerous ecosystems stretching from rainforest to tall eucalypt forest to dry eucalypt forest. With an array of habitats comes an abundance of critters, some of which are threatened or endangered, including the yellow-bellied glider, Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo and brood frogs. Tumoulin (Mungurru Wabu) National Park is now open for day visitors.
Ecologist Dr John Winter from the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group has advocated to secure protection for the area. He says:
It’s right on the doorstep of Ravenshoe and nowhere else in the wet tropics can you get such a beautiful transition with that biodiversity.