Mamu Tropical Skywalk, the Boardwalk in the Rainforest Canopy

In 2006 Cyclone Larry caused natural clearings in the Wooroonooran National Park rainforest. Subsequently, this made it the perfect place to construct the Mamu Tropical Skywalk. Using unpainted galvanised steel and recycled plastic. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also sustainable!

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

Everybody should certainly take the time to visit this spectacular place. You will find it on the Palmerston Highway. Explore the rainforest from the floor to the canopy, with an elevated walkway rising from ground level. As a result, the panoramic views of the rainforest are breathtaking. The boardwalk is 15 metres high, with an observation tower escalating to 37 metres!

Get up close to some of the spectacular butterfly and bird species. There are comfortable seating options along the way if you need a rest. To sum up, there are more than 1100 metres of forest walking tracks here.

Mamu Tropical Skywalk is the homeland of the Mamu Aboriginal people. You will hear their stories and learn about the traditional uses of many trees, plants, and animals.

Mamu Tropical Skywalk

About the Surrounding Rainforest

The Palmerston area’s rainforest is one of Australia’s most complex, diverse, and species-rich. It is known as a complex mesophyll vine forest. It has the most extensive variety of plants, the tallest trees bearing the most giant leaves, and the most vines, ferns, and epiphytes.

The Palmerston rainforest is significant, representing this forest type’s most critical remaining continuous stand growing on basalt soils.

The canopy in the Mamu rainforest is about 25 m high, with the tallest trees emerging above the canopy, which is about 30 m high. Trees that form the closed canopy are long-lived, relatively slow-growing species known as climax species.

This rugged landscape had its origins about 400 million years ago. This area initially lay deep under the ocean. Consequently, mud was carried down ancient rivers and deposited in this ocean environment. Over about 60 million years, sediments accumulated in the basin and consolidated into rock.

Earth upheavals around 360 million years ago compressed and heated these original sedimentary rocks. As a result, they are transformed into metamorphic rocks. They were then squeezed upwards, creating high mountain ranges.

Mamu Tropical Skywalk is located 90 minutes from Cairns or 60 minutes from the middle of the Atherton Tablelands. In the Palmerston section of Wooroonooran National Park. Situated on the Palmerston Highway, 27 km from the turn-off from the Bruce Highway,

Close by, you will find the picnic area at Henrietta Creek. It’s the perfect place to have a swim and cool off. This is also where you’ll find the beginning of the trail to Nandroya Falls—one of the most breathtaking waterfalls in the region.

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