Wongabel State Forest
This state forest protects a remnant of an endangered type of forest, known as mabi forest. Here, in 1903, red cedar seedlings were planted in the forest to replace mature trees which had been logged. Commercial plantations of hoop, kauri and Caribbean pine now grow beside native forest.
Two walking tracks, catering for the visually impaired, wind through this area. Enjoy a 750 metre return walk through the forest or take the longer 2.5 kilometre route. Both tracks have been designed with consideration for walkers who are vision impaired. Braille booklets and audio headsets are available from the visitor centre in Atherton. Both tracks are also wheelchair accessible, but assistance may be required for the longer walk. Signs tell of the history of the area, as well as forestry practices and local ecology. Look for Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroos and possums while spotlighting at night.
What’s on nearby
Arts & Culture6 - 20 Oct 2018
Ravenshoe Torimba Festival 50 years
Torimba is a combination of Tourism and Timber. The festival runs for a full fortnight in October. Displaying an exhibition of woodwork created by recreationalView event
Sports13 - 20 Oct 2018
Crocodile TrophyView event
Food & Wine14 October 2018
Tastes of the TablelandsView event
Arts & Culture26 - 28 Oct 2018
Tablelands Folk FestivalView event
Sports27 October 2018
Chillagoe 3B – Bulls, Broncs and BarrelsView event