Mount Hypipamee Crater በ Matthew Kenwrick
First stop on our trip to Undara was this crazy crater I've read about on the internet. Information below courtesy of Wikipedia:
The Mount Hypipamee Crater, also known as The Crater is a huge diatreme,located south-east of Herberton on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia. It is 61 metres in diameter and 82 metres deep.
It was first discovered by accident when in 1879 Weate and party nearly fell into it. They were heading towards the Mulgrave River on a 5 month gold prospecting expedition. The national park was established in 1908 under the sponsorship of Mr Ringrose of Herberton. There was a debate at the “crater trust” meetings during the 1930s as to what to call “the crater”, the "Herberton Crater" was one suggestion but it was decided to call it the traditional Dyrbal name, Mount Hypipamee. A request was written to the Reverend Gribble of Palm Island to find the origin of the name. The name Hypipamee is a corruption of the Aboriginal word, nabbanabbamee, which is connected with a legend of two young men who cut down a sacred candlenut tree, only to be swallowed up by a large hole in the earth the crater.
The water surface is covered with duck weed. Visitors often throw rocks down into the water to hear the loud bang when the rock hits the surface of the water and the noise echos up the sides. Dinner Falls at the head of the upper Barron River gorge is also part of this park.
Mount Hypipamee Crater is a tourist attraction, one of the Lakes in Evelyn, አውስትሬሊያ. It is located: 147 km from Mareeba, 190 km from Cairns, 750 km from Townsville. Read further