Visitors to Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park will now have a world-class viewing experience thanks to a new elevated walkway. The decking is made from recycled-plastic
Enduroplank™, sourced from 100% Australian waste—saving 37 tonnes of plastic from going to landfill.
According to Dave Sherwell, Ranger in Charge at Daintree National Park, the previous timber tracks, ‘Were extremely high maintenance. With the high temperatures and high rainfall there was lots of
mould, lots of slippage issues, plus the timber didn’t last due to wood rot’.
Replacing the boardwalk with recycled-plastic decking solved the problem of maintenance and replacement. However, as the terrain was undulating, wheelchair access was difficult.
It was important to the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service that everyone had the opportunity to visit this beautiful area and so a new elevated boardwalk was designed.
With the completion of the project, 215 metres of new boardwalk will carry visitors into the mid-canopy of the rainforest, allowing them a new and unique perspective of
the huge variety of trees, creepers and epiphytes that make this lowland
‘As you can see it not only looks great, but it’s worked out a charm as far as no maintenance, no repairs and so far there’s
been no slippages and to date terrific reviews’ - Dave Sherwell, Ranger in Charge – Daintree Wet Tropics Region, Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service.
Recycled plastic goes on and on...
Approximately 1 km of recycled- plastic decking and stair treads was originally laid at Mosman Gorge in 2003. It needed to be removed to make way for the new elevated walkway, but was in excellent condition and still had a life span of more than forty years. In the true spirit of recycling, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service gave it to the local Aboriginal community who have been able to use it to create boardwalks in other areas.