National Parks


QLD Cairns - Black Mountain National Park

At the northern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Black Mountain National Park contains an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders. The wet tropics and drier savanna woodland natural regions meet in this park, making it a refuge for wildlife, many of which are either rare or threatened with extinction.

This park’s vegetation is unique and only found in the park and Mount Simon area. Wildlife found only here and nearby Trevethan Range and Big Tableland include the scanty frog Cophixalus exiguus, a rainbow skink Carlia scirtetis, and the Black Mountain gecko Nactus galgajuga. Godman’s rock-wallaby and the threatened ghost bat also live in this park.

NOTE: There are no walking tracks in Black Mountain National Park. A vantage point adjacent to the carpark offers views of the eastern side of the crest of the Black Mountain boulder fields.


Black Mountain is 25km south of Cooktown and 4km north of Helenvale on the Cooktown Developmental Road.

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)