Mount Hypipamee Crater and Dinner Falls
Mount Hypipamee Crater and Dinner Falls is a great way to experience the natural beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. This easy walk makes it accessible to a wide range of fitness levels, and the stunning views and refreshing swim make it a must-do activity for anyone visiting the area.
Location - Mount Hypipamee National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Distance - 1.2km circuit
Duration - allow 45 min to fully enjoy it
Difficulty - Grade 2
Walking to Mount Hypipamee Crater and Dinner Falls is a popular tourist sight in the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia. Located in the Mount Hypipamee National Park, the walk is easy and can be completed in around 30 minutes circuit.
The trailhead is located at the end of The Crater Road. From there, the path takes you through lush rainforest, with towering trees and a canopy of green overhead. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife, including birds and butterflies.
As you make your way deeper into the rainforest, the path begins to climb, eventually leading you to the rim of Mount Hypipamee Crater. The crater is a massive, deep hole formed by a volcanic explosion over 20 million years ago. From the rim, you'll have a breathtaking view of the crater's depths and the rainforest surrounding it. The volcanic pipe has a diameter of 61 meters at the water level, which is 58 meters below the platform, is native waterweed, and has a depth of 85 meters below the water surface.
After taking in the views at the crater, the walk continues on to Dinner Falls, a waterfall at the headwaters of the Barron River. The falls are a series of cascading waterfalls that flow into a crystal-clear pool at the base. It's a popular spot for swimming, and the cool, refreshing water is a welcome respite on a hot day.
The track surface is uneven with exposed rocks and roots and can be slippery when wet. Some sections are reasonably steep. This circuit can be walked in either direction.
People have abseiled and diving the crater:
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