The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk

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The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Mayke V
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Short but nice mangrove walk
Sep 2018 • Solo
The path is easy to walk and close to the airport. My flight left later in the afternoon, so I went here first.
One of the paths starts as a muddy forest, but slowly becomes a true mangrove, including the water. There are lots and lots of trees and some information boards as well. I would not go here during or just after heavy rainfall, as the wood might be a little slippery.
Also, beware of crocodiles.
I did not see any, but there’s a warning sign near the start of the path.
Written 28 September 2018
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drbertram
Cairns, Australia66 contributions
short boardwalk in the mangroves
Jun 2017 • Couples
Exiting the airport on the left is a parking lot where the two boardwalks through the mangroves start. They are not too long, appr. 30 to 40 min. Some explanation is given on the two type of different trees. It gives you a good impression how the coast must have looked like when the British arrived and had to find a way to more solid grounds....
Written 29 July 2017
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Marcelproust1
Greenwich, UK78 contributions
Free walk through the mangrove!
Jun 2017 • Couples
Nothing fancy but gives you an opportunity to walk through beautiful dense mangrove trees, under and above the canopies. Free, great picture spots, some educational posters along the way. Bring bug repellant!
Written 17 June 2017
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Mike W
Cairns, Australia5 contributions
Shrubs in the Mud
May 2017 • Solo
One of the first things that struck me about ‘The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk’ is my admiration for the people who I envisaged waded through mud, tangled mangroves roots, labored in tropical heat and cursed mosquitoes to build this walk. Thank you: as this permits me access to an incredible eco-system. I must admit that previously I conventionalized the Mangroves as simply shrubs in the mud but in some sections the term ‘Mangrove Forest’ is apt. As a photographer, I look at this environment from an aesthetic perspective. This has compelled me to visit this walk several times now and my enjoyment of the mangroves as a beautiful environment has grown. I can also appreciate why a biologist could spend countless hours researching the interconnectedness of this eco-system and the tides that feed this environment.

Mangrove Boardwalk: Latitude - Longitude: -16.884317,145.761967

Oh yes……. bring mozzie repellant……lots!
Written 8 May 2017
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Sarracenia
Norman, OK1,717 contributions
Outstanding boardwalks through mangrove forest
Nov 2016 • Couples
There are two boardwalks of different lengths that start at the car park. Both are worthwhile. One goes to an area with very tall mangrove and it is relatively dark due to the dense canopy above. If you visit at low tide you will see crabs, snails and mudskippers walking about in the wet mud below you. Some interesting birds may be seeing as well. As you walk you may also see interesting ferns and the ant plants. These are specialized plants that live on the mangrove trees. They have small, round hollow trunks which are inhabited by large number of ants.

As with any attraction in Cairns if you do this during the wetter warmer time of the year (mid November on) it can be quite warm and humid. In early November this walk was pleasant since the weather was still relatively dry and temperatures were not too bad. Very few insects which would definitely not be the case during the rainy season.

Two well-done boardwalks with interpretive signs that provide interesting information about this very unique habitat. The elevated boardwalk over the flooded (high tide) or muddy area (low tide) allows you to walk into the fascinating mangrove forest. The other boardwalk also goes to a mangrove forest, but the trees are shorter and the forest is more open.

This is a free attraction. There are no bathrooms.
Written 4 November 2016
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code03rn
Waycross, GA8 contributions
Awesome boardwalk. Even awesome in the rain!
Jan 2016 • Couples
Stumbled upon this gem after leaving the airport. We went back and walked both trails twice! I could do this over and over again. It was so peaceful and serene. You would never know you were next to the airport. We even saw a small crocodile. It was pure magic. We would give this a 10 rating if we could!
Written 25 January 2016
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AustTrail
Sydney459 contributions
Amazing secret attraction
Sep 2015 • Family
This walk is situated near the airport. Not many people seem to know it is there apart from the locals.
We stopped by this walk before leaving Cairns and so glad we did.
It was a quiet day where we were the only ones at the carpark. We ventured into the mangroves and were so impressed by the work put into the board walk.
Although crocodiles may lurk in the shallows, we felt safe because the boardwalk was build high above the river bank.
We saw many small crabs and mudskippers and the information boards along the way provided an educational insight for the kids.
A great way to see the importance of the mangroves and how they help the reef systems off shore.
Although the place is a bit polluted from inconsiderable people throwing rubbish, the place is a must see and more people should take time to understand how important these ecosystems are.
Be sure to take the insect repellent though!! Mozzies and sandflies were rife there.
Written 3 October 2015
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John M
Sydney, Australia23 contributions
Nice boardwalk through the mangroves
Aug 2015 • Family
Found this place by accident when needing to do a uturn near the airport. It is two boardwalks one is 600m and the other is 800m. It is a nice peaceful walk through the mangroves. At low tide you can see lots of frogs and crabs.
Written 4 September 2015
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