Yungaburra Landcare Group
Welcome to Peterson Creek. Yungaburra Landcare Group was incorporated in 1998 with the aim of replanting native vegetation along the banks of Peterson Creek in Yungaburra, Far North Queensland. A particular focus was on restoration of a particular type of rainforest, Mabi forest. Mabi is the Indigenous name for the Lumholz tree kangaroo.
Over time, the project evolved to include a network of walking tracks. These are popular with visitors and locals alike, who like to spot platypus swimming in the creek. This website will introduce you to the Peterson Creek tracks and what you can see along the way.
Most of the tracks are on the traditional lands of the Dulgubarra Yidinji People, whose heritage and culture we acknowledge. Indeed, the name “Yungaburra” is based on the Yidinji name for the Silver Ash tree. Click on this link to hear that name spoken by a Dulgubarra Yidinji elder.
This network of tracks connects with the newly developed Allumbah Heritage Walk (and here) which explores some of the European settlement history of the area. For a shorter self-guided walk to look at the old buildings within Yungaburra itself, there is the Old Town Loop.
The Peterson Creek track is crossed by the Pinnacle Pocket Cycle Loop, part of the Seven Sisters Trail.