Mount Hypipamee National Park - QLD

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Position

DEG: -17.42567 145.48532
DMS: 17º 25' 32.41" S 145º 29' 7.16" E
UTM: 55 K 8072717mN 339125mE
Altitude: 973.15m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

131.26kms South of Daintree - Driving 167 km (2 hours 18 mins)

Address & Contact

Mt Hypipamee Crater
Queensland 4872
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/mount-hypipamee/about

Information

Located high on the southern Evelyn Tableland, in the Hugh Nelson Range, this park is centred around a diatreme or volcanic pipe, thought to have been created by a massive gas explosion.

A platform at the end of a 400m walking track through the rainforest provides an uninterrupted view of the remaining crater. The crater is almost 70m across with sheer granite walls (the surface rock through which the gas exploded). Fifty-eight metres below the rim is a lake over 70m deep, covered with a green layer of native waterweed.

A remarkable variety of vegetation types, including high-altitude rainforest, grow in this small park. It is a hot spot for possums with several different species found in the area and a good place for seeing high-altitude birds.

Mount Hypipamee was gazetted a national park in 1934. In 1988 it was included within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
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TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

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Kairi Research Station
Distance from Mount Hypipamee National Park 24.91km 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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