Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park

Rossville, Cook Area

Black Mountain, an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders, is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture.

The brooding Black Mountain resembles a pile of huge black granite boulders, some the size of houses, stacked seemingly precariously upon one another. Stop at the Black Mountain lookout on the Mulligan Highway on the eastern side of the crest of the Black Mountain boulder field. Learn about the geology, natural environment, culture and history of the area from signs at the lookout. There is no other access to the park. Do not risk injury by venturing onto the boulder field. People have been injured and have died trying to climb Black Mountain.

The wet tropics and drier savanna woodland regions meet in Black Mountain National Park, at the northern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, and an unusual range of wildlife finds refuge here, including species that are found nowhere else.

Known as Kalkajaka (meaning 'place of spear'), Black Mountain is an important meeting place for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people and is the source of many Dreaming stories.

Facilities

  • Car park

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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
Mulligan Highway
25 kilometres south of Cooktown
Rossville, Cook Area
Queensland
Australia

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