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Reviewed 21 November 2018

The large parking area near the pass has a number of explanatory panels that are worthwhile to study. The origen of the Black mountain and the reason why they are black is explained. From a large distance, however it looks like a recent bush fire.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Heading North towards Cooktown you come across Kalkajaka or the Black Mountain NP and that's exactly what it is . Both sides of the highway you have this large outcrop of black granite boulders with next to no vegetation to speak of ! There are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Black Mountain NP provides a fascinating geological anomaly to the adjoining land. The viewing area is a "pull-off" from the main highway and offers a range of information boards covering the aboriginal myths associated with the mountain as well as covering the geology and botany/fauna....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Was traveling to Cooktown and passed this very strange mountain range. A mountain made up of huge boulders. No soil and very little vegetation on the mountain which is almost 1000m above the valley floor. The strange and unbelievable part - is that: 1. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maxims1
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Before you go, read all about the many stories about the happenings at the mountain. You travel a few miles through lust green foliage and come to this big black mountain consisting of black granite rocks. This is all there is to see, so stop...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank annarc6
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The park comprises mountains made of boulders, some the size of houses, that are piled up, and have cavernous gaps between and under them. It is said that in the past people entering this area have disappeared, never to be seen again, You make up...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank John M
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Fascinating mountain made of millions of black stones about 10 minutes before Cooktown that is worth getting out and having a look at. It is a bit of an eerie experience as its fairly secluded and dead quiet. Apparently it has also been nicknamed “mountain...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

This place is very unique and well worth a shot stop at the lookout - but there is no other way to see the park. One for a quick photo and keep driving

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank TravellerPete82
Reviewed 6 May 2015

The Black Mountain National park is interesting enough and is made up of Black Granite Boulders. it is very imposing on the skyline and will take you all of 5 minutes to stop, have a look and take a few photos. I wish there was...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 4 October 2014

This geological feature just south of Cooktown, encourages the imagination, with its sinister mountains made up of millions of huge black granite boulders. Looking like the creation of some giant, evil being who has just dropped them there, they are impossible to pass without stopping.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank TravellerWendyJ
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