Forty Mile Scrub

Take a break at Forty Mile Scrub National Park on the northern edge of the basaltic McBride Plateau. Serving as a refuge and providing a variety of foods, the park attracts a range of animals. Some are permanent inhabitants while others, such as the koala, are seasonal visitors. Possums, skinks, butterflies and numerous birds inhabit the dry rainforest and eucalypt woodland of this park. Burrows below the ground are home to the world's largest cockroach. If you're feeling active, try the 300m circuit walk.  It's an easy, flat walk where you can learn about the local plants and wildlife with the help of interpretive signage. There are convenient picnic tables and toilets in the day-use area of the park.

Location: 270 km south-west of Cairns