Mo'orea has many iconic peaks and despite the relatively low altitude, the mountains are among the most vegetated and rugged in the world. Due to the loose soil, vegetated natures, and decomposing volcanic rocks, most of the peaks are considered impossible to climb and many are still awaiting first ascents.
Many of the hikes on Mo'orea start in the lush Opunohu Valley where you are surrounded by unique mahogany trees, giant bamboo, and tropical flowers. In the north, Mount Rotui overlooks picturesque Ōpūnohu Bay and the settlements around Cook's Bay. Inland, hiking trails wind through the rainforest on the slopes
Paluma Range National Park is located just north of Townsville and spans from Bluewater all the way north to Ingham. This Wet Tropics World Heritage Area [https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C5CHFA_enAU852AU852&q=paluma+range+national+park+area&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LQz9U3KDS2iNeSyk620s_JT04syczPgzOsEotSExexyhck5pTmJioUJealpyrkgaUScxQKEouyFUAqAMGl1wxKAAAA&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjAlqrhtfXiAhXUF3IKHbCVDswQ6BMoADAWegQIEBBC] was established in