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Misty Mountains – Koolmoon Creek Track is a 35.5km, grade 5 one way hike, located in Atherton Tablelands, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2 days to complete.
Discover the beauty of high-altitude rainforest on Koolmoon Creek Track, one of the four Misty Mountains Wilderness Walking Trails. Misty Mountains is a 130 kilometre network of short and long wilderness tracks through pristine Wet Tropics rainforest where you can enjoy crystal clear creeks, waterfalls and panoramic views as you explore the World Heritage area.
About the region
The Atherton Tableland is a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, Australia. It is located west to south-south-west inland from Cairns. Although it is in the tropical latitudes, its elevated position provides a climate suitable for dairy farming. It has an area of around 32,000 km2 with an altitude ranging between 500 and 1,280 m (1,640 and 4,200 ft). The fertility of the soils in the region can be attributed to the volcanic origins of the land.
The principal river flowing across the plateau is the Barron River. It was dammed to form an irrigation reservoir named Lake Tinaroo. Tinaroo Hydro, a small 1.6MW Hydroelectric power station is located near the spillway.
For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com