Barron Catchment Care

For healthy land & healthy waterways

The Barron Catchment

The Barron Catchment, one of nine catchments in the Wet Tropics Regtion of North Queensland, covers the diverse landscape of the northern Atherton Tablelands and a narrow coastal fringe north of Cairns.

The 165km Barron River originates in the rainforest of Mt Hypipamee National Park at approximately 1000 metres, and flows northwards through agricultural country to Mareeba's dry savanna lands, then eastward back into rainforest at Kuranda before plunging 260 metres down the Barron Falls Gorge to the lower floodplain and out to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Featured Projects

Slowing stormwater runoff in catchments in the Atherton region


Leslie Creek Mabi Corridor

Barron Catchment Care have funding for two community revegetation projects as part of the Mabi Forest East West corridor.