Mount Hypipamee Crater - QLD

  Cave,Sinkhole

Position

DEG: -17.425762 145.486588
DMS: 17º 25' 32.74" S 145º 29' 11.72" E
UTM: 55 K 8072708mN 339260mE
Altitude: 951m

Description

Address & Contact

Mount Hypipamee Crater Rd
Upper Barron QLD 4883
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-hypipamee/things-to-do

Information

Volcanic pipe or diatreme. 70m across, 53m down to water which is 70m deep. Very impressive.

Mount Hypipamee National Park is on the Kennedy Highway, 25km south of Atherton. Atherton is 96km from Cairns via the Kennedy Highway and 80km via the Gillies Highway. The park can also be reached from Malanda (15km) via Upper Barron Road. Mount Hypipamee National Park is open 24 hours a day.

There are two walking tracks in Mount Hypipamee National Park. These tracks can be walked independently or as a circuit.

Crater track (Grade: easy)
Distance: 800m return
Time: allow 30min walking time
Details: A sealed track through the rainforest leads to a viewing platform overlooking the crater. Return along the same track.

Dinner Falls circuit (Grade: moderate)
Distance: 1.2km return
Time: allow 45min walking time
Details: An alternative route back to the car park from the crater, this track leads to Dinner Falls, a series of cascades in the headwaters of the Barron River. The track surface is uneven with exposed rocks and roots and can be slippery when wet. Some sections are reasonably steep. This circuit can be walked in either direction.

Picnic and day-use areas
Picnic tables and toilets are provided. Rubbish bins are not provided and visitors need to be responsible for their own rubbish. Feeding wildlife is prohibited.
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Kairi Research Station
Distance from Mount Hypipamee Crater 24.87km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C28.227.526.424.823.021.521.122.524.827.128.428.9
Mean Min. °C19.219.518.516.814.712.111.211.612.815.117.118.5
Mean Rain mm254.3270.3256.6100.957.338.027.224.318.531.374.6137.3

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