Tropical Coast national parks

R u s s e l l R i v e r B a b i n d a C r e e k Eubenangee Swamp NP Russell River NP The Boulders Scenic Reserve Graham Range camping area Bellenden Ker Josephine Falls Bramston Beach Deeral B r u c e H i g h w a y G o l d f i e l d t r a i l The Boulders Road Frankland Group NP Miriwinni Babinda To Cairns Bramston Beach Road 1 1 4 8km Scale 0 Photo: © Tourism and Events Queensland Eubenangee Swamp Intermediate egret (below); Graham Range camping area (right) Photos: © Greg Watson (below); © Les Jackson (right) Must dos • Feel the excitement of spotting a croc or watching waterbirds at Eubenangee Swamp. • Revel in the solitude of your beach-side camp at Graham Range camping area. Getting there Eubenangee Swamp National Park From Babinda, drive 6.7km south on the Bruce Highway then turn east onto Bramston Beach Road. Travel 7.3km, turn onto Cartwright Road and drive 1.3km to the Eubenangee Swamp car park. Russell River National Park If you have a 4WD—continue on Bramston Beach Road to Bramston Beach, turn north onto Sassafras Street and drive 6km to the park and Graham Range camping area. Eubenangee Swamp and Russell River national parks Rich in coastal wetlands, lowland rainforest and mangrove-fringed tidal rivers, these coastal parks are set against the scenic backdrop of Bartle Frere and Bellenden Ker, Queensland’s two highest peaks. Things to do Wildlife spotting See resident and migratory waterbirds such as black-necked storks and spoonbills at the globally-significant waterbird habitat of Eubenangee Swamp. Fishing Fish in the Russell River, its tributaries and along the coastal section of the park. Fishing regulations and marine park zoning restrictions apply (see page 27). Be crocwise in croc country (see page 27). Places to go 1 Swamp walk 1.5km return (30min). Grade: easy Walk through rainforest and ascend a grassy hill for views over Eubenangee Swamp. Places to camp Graham Range camping area 1 is a secluded spot by the beach, surrounded by paperbark and mangrove forests for self-sufficient campers. There are no facilities but campfires are allowed. Spot crocs and waterbirds in a scenic paperbark swamp. Fish a pristine coastal river or sit back, relax and watch a brilliant sunrise from a beach-side camp. 21