Current conditions and alerts


Part of living in the Wet Tropics region is knowing not to take things for granted. 

It is important to be aware how rapidly creeks and rivers can rise after a tropical downpour, taking hours or days to subside.

This is where planning your adventure and making sure you have checked on the latest road conditions information and know what the weather has in store for you, can make all the difference between having an awesome experience and perhaps... well... a challenging one!

There is nothing more disheartening than setting out on your adventure, only to find that the road is closed for repairs or is impassable due to the recent heavy rainfall.

You might want to consider the fact that your trusty mobile phone might not cut the mustard out in the wild Wet Tropics! 

Plan ahead, do your research and get the best and latest advice from those who know the region well.

Be sure to visit the websites below before you embark on your adventure or call into the nearest Wet Tropics Visitor Information Centre to get the best advice from a friendly local.

Park alerts

For the latest information on
access, closures and conditions...

Wet Tropics parks

Search for Wet Tropics parks to experience.

Weather forecast

North Queensland weather forecast
area information.

Comprehensive regional park guides

Click the links to download brochure PDFs:

Atherton and Evelyn tablelands (3.6MB) 
Tropical coast (Cairns to Townsville) (8.2MB)
Cape York (4.2MB)




News and Events

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News and Events

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Yellow crazy ant taskforce go to battle

Yellow crazy ant taskforce go to battle

Taskforce set to hand-treat yellow crazy ant infestations in southern Cairns suburbs and World Heritage Area... READ MORE

The Authority's July eNews out now

The Authority's July eNews out now

From taking to the skies to getting down among the rainforest and communities, the Authority has been spreading itself wide. ... READ MORE

Kids get 'wild' with eco-art sculptures

Kids get 'wild' with eco-art sculptures

The Wet Tropics Management Authority has joined students, parents and teachers at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Centre to celebrate their contributi... READ MORE