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  • Wet Tropics

    The Wet Tropics region in Australia's Far North Queensland is an area of outstanding natural beauty. It encompasses two World Heritage areas - the Rainforests of the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef.


Located in tropical north eastern Queensland, the Wet Tropics NRM region is an expansive area of some 2.2 million hectares. It is a place of great beauty and possibly the world's greatest ecological diversity and is the only region to boast two contrasting World Heritage Areas side by side - the Wet Tropical rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.

Terrain poster map

The area extends from Bloomfield in the north, south to Ingham and west to Mount Garnet and includes the Atherton Tablelands.

Nine river catchments lie within this region which support a population of over 250,000:

  • Daintree
  • Mossman
  • Barron
  • Russell
  • Mulgrave
  • Johnstone
  • Tully
  • Murray
  • Herbert

The region supports a range of industries including tourism. Key primary industries include:

  • cane
  • bananas
  • dairy
  • grazing
  • horticulture
  • forestry
  • fishing and aquaculture

The area is home to a rich and enduring Aboriginal cultural heritage, with at least 17 Traditional Owner groups made up of more than 20,000 Rainforest Aboriginal people.

Click here for the map of the region along with some of the projects Terrain is involved in, and relevant community groups.