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Grey Peaks National Park

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Location

About 30 km south-east of Cairns. There are no access roads or public access to this national park.

What's special

This 1083 ha national park is a mosaic of sclerophyll and rainforest vegetation and protects part of the green backdrop of Cairns and the Mulgrave River valley. There is no public access and no facilities.

Park features

Grey Peaks National Park’s forests are virtually undisturbed from logging, probably because of its steep and inaccessible terrain. The sclerophyll forest is dominated by large-fruited red mahogany Eucalyptus pellita and red turpentine Syncarpia glomulifera. Clearing and changes in fire regime have reduced the area of this type of forest. As a result, remnants are of particular interest to scientists and land managers. The rainforests are representative of both upland and lowland vine forests and are critical southern cassowary habitat.

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) conducts planned burns to maintain the sclerophyll and rainforest mosaic, which in turn preserves the park’s diversity. A formal Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA), between QPWS and the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, ensures the park management and native title interests are properly integrated. An Indigenous Protected Area was dedicated by the Mandingalbay Yidinji people over Grey Peaks National Park in November 2011. The Mandingalbay Yidinji people's Djunbunji ranger program serves to manage the range of values within Grey Peaks National Park.

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Last updated
15 October 2012