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Cairns - Mt Hypipamee National Park
High on the Evelyn Tableland in the Hugh Nelson Range, Mt Hypipamee National Park contains beautiful high altitude rainforests which are remarkably different from tropical rainforests found elsewhere on the tablelands. These upland forests contain species related to those in subtropical rainforests further south. Open forests also grow in the park, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Mt Hypipamee National Park is home to a wonderful variety of wildlife including possums found only in the wet tropical rainforests of north Queensland, such as the green ringtail, lemuroid ringtail and Herbert River ringtail possums.
The volcanic pipe or “diatreme” at Mt Hypipamee was formed when a volcanic vent exploded violently creating a sheer-sided crater. The explosion crater is 70m across with sheer granite sides and the lake is 58m below the rim and about 82m deep.
Mt Hypipamee is 25km south of Atherton along the Kennedy Highway.
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
13 QGOV (13 74 68)