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 & Culture8 - 13 Apr 2019
Mareeba Art Society Annual Art Exhibition
Mareeba Art Society’s annual art exhibition featuring artists from all over the Far North. Open to all artists. Monetary Prizes to the value of $4,810.View event
Sports17 - 19 May 2019
The Great Wheelbarrow RaceView event
Arts & Culture29 - 31 May 2019
Rotary FNQ Field DaysView event
Sports13 - 14 Jul 2019
Mareeba Rodeo and Festival 2019View event
Arts & Culture25 - 28 Jul 2019
Christmas in JulyView event