Rainforest Creek Exploration & Forest Drive - Full Day Adventure
Join TAG on a leisurely drive through the ancient highland rainforest of Mount Edith, a unique window into the past, an iconic part of Atherton Tablelands and a mountain we treasure. Explore the boulder-filled stretch of our favourite crystal clear rainforest creek.
A 9am courtesy pick up from your accommodation in the Atherton area takes us up Mount Edith to Robson Creek Falls. Here we get kitted up, including helmets and head torches. Your guide will brief you on the plan and explain safe creek walking. Then we explore the boulders amongst Robson Creek for up to 2 hours. Expect to get wet, work as a team and spend plenty of time on all fours.
A component of the walk is dark, narrow and shared with local fauna, however there are long shallow, sandy sections amongst orchids, ferns and moss-fringed banks. We take considerable care when passing by these delicate micro-environments. Keep an eye out for the rare green-eyed tree frog and the well-camouflaged Boyd’s forest dragon. Once we return to the TAG vehicle, we dry off and pile back in. Sit back as we drive on an hour and take in the wide range of forest types we pass through.
Our drive peaks at just over 800m in elevation, where we take a short walk up to Mount Edith lookout which offers outstanding views over rainforest-clad ranges on a clear day. We descend to our picnic lunch served at Kauri Creek day-use area. Then to top off your afternoon, choose from either relaxing around in the shaded surrounds, or walk with your guide up the sandy-bottomed creek. The Kauri Creek circuit takes about an hour.
You will need to bring sturdy shoes that can get wet, quick-dry shirt and pants, a towel and change of clothes. Your guide will be carrying a First Aid kit and safety equipment.
Please note: this is a dry weather day trip only! TAG will confirm the trip is going ahead 24 hours in advance of departure and discuss plan B if weather conditions make it unsafe to do so. Full refunds will be made to those who do not wish to use plan B.
✧ Grade: easy to moderate
✧ Meals: lunch
$170 per guest
Includes local guide, safety equipment, head torch and helmet, waterproof bags, transfers, snacks, picnic lunch and National Park fees
Robson Creek is one of many "SuperSites" of interest to researchers that are located across Australia and considered representative of different ecosystem types. Check out Robson Creek’s profile on the Australian SuperSite Network website which is part of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network.