Eubenangee Swamp

North Queensland
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Well maintained track following the river then opens into farmland where you will climb a hill to the wetland lookout. High grass on both sides of the farmland track.

Good for viewing wetland birds and crocs if you're lucky (or unlucky).

Getting there

Driving south of Babinda (and Cairns) along the Bruce Highway, turn left onto Bramston Beach Road in Miriwinni and then  left again into Cartwright Road. Continue until you see an Alice River sign. The track starts on the right hand side of the road.

NOTE: If you drive past the Alice River Bridge and follow a track on the left hand side you will find yourself on the wrong walk which is potentially in private property.

Maps

http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/eubenangee-swamp/pdf/eubenangee_swamp_national_park_map.pdf

Route/Trail notes

The walk starts at an old bridge over the Alice River. Park on the right hand side of the Alice River Bridge. The trail follows the Alice River (more like a creek) for a few hundred metres then continues up a hill in what looks like farmland. The trail comes to an abrupt halt at the top of a hill where you can look down at the wetlands. If you google the walk I find most photos were taken from ground level however there is no access to the wetlands, you can only view from the top of the hill unless you want to walk through 1m high grass in croc territory.

Ensure to bring mozzie repellent as it's infested with biting, flying things in there. Afterall, it's a swamp.

BE CROC SAFE! There are crocodiles in this area.

Permits/Costs

No costs or permits required.

Other References

Call Babinda Tourist Information for local maps or directions.

Comments

Whilst it is a small walk the landscape is stunning. Once you walk out of the forest keep walking up a grass hill. The view at the top is to die for!

Baldr on 9 Dec, 2019

We ended up jogging this walk to avoid donating all my blood to the local mozzies. Also ended up doing the wrong walk first. It's REALLY hard to miss the start of the walk as there is a massive sign but somehow we did.

If you're in the area, I recommend popping in just to see the differences in landscapes.

Alice on 23 Jan, 2015

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