Mount Zero-Taravale and Star River Area

Mt Zero-Taravale Nature Reserve (Private Property) is home to many beautiful gorges and creeks, not to mention its wildlife. Straddling the Wet Tropics Bioregion and the Einasleigh Uplands Bioregion, its 59,029 hectares is home to many rare and threatened plant and animal species.

Mount Zero-Taravale and Star River Area

Location - Hidden Valley/Paluma, North Queensland, Australia

Mount Zero-Taravale Nature Reserve is home to many beautiful gorges and creeks, not to mention its wildlife. Previously it was two separate cattle stations that were purchased by a nature sanctuary, Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Its 59,029 hectares is home to many rare and threatened plant and animal species, some of which are found only on Mount Zero-Taravale. Mount Zero-Taravale is also a birdwatchers paradise. This article covers Button Rock, Hell Hole Creek, Return Creek, Narke Creek, as well as several other waterfalls and gorges.

Note: This is a private nature sanctuary and that prior permission is needed before entering.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy owns and manages more than 4.6 million hectares around Australia in iconic regions like the Kimberley and Cape York. Please consider supporting this not-for-profit nature conservation to help assist and protect places like this that are home to many endangered species. AWC protects more species than any other non-government organisation in Australia; 88% of all bird species and 72% of all mammal species, including some of the largest remaining populations of iconic Australian species such as Numbats and Bilbies.