Mount Surprise - QLD



DEG: -18.145792 144.319008
DMS: 18º 08' 44.85" S 144º 19' 8.46" E
UTM: 55 K 7991617mN 216333mE
Altitude: 458m


Place Type

Population - Town


235.59kms SouthWest of Daintree - Driving 362 km (4 hours 43 mins)

Address & Contact

Mt Surprise QLD 4871
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Mount Surprise is a historic rail town in the Gulf Savannah which is little more than a pub, and two petrol stations with a small store, a gem-shop, a police station and two caravan parks.

There is one pub in town.
No formal sports are available however there is a camp draft once a year. Apart from that, the fishing is good and the pig hunting is even better.

Mount Surprise has a passenger rail service, The Savannahlander, with a weekly service (from March to December inclusive) from the city of Cairns to Einasleigh and Forsayth to the west and return to Cairns in the east. The town is near the Undara Volcanic National Park and Forty Mile Scrub National Park.

Mount Surprise is known as an area which is excellent for fossicking for gem stones.

Tallaroo Hot Springs is another nearby place popular with tourists.
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Closest Weather Station

Georgetown Airport at 29/03:00am EST
Distance from Mount Surprise 85.05km W
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Walkamin Research Station
Distance from Mount Surprise 162.53km NE
Mean Max. °C29.929.128.026.524.923.623.224.727.129.330.530.7
Mean Min. °C20.320.519.618.116.213.913.013.414.816.718.519.8
Mean Rain mm222.6248.9210.051.526.318.

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