Experience walking under the canopy of an extraordinary temperate rainforest. Located in the Jamison Valley, the Scenic Walkway is 2.4 kilometres of elevated boardwalk. Walks of varying lengths are clearly signposted – from a 10 minute stroll between the Cableway and Railway stations, to a full hour. Picnic tables and storm shelters are located along the route.
Scenic World’s rainforest is home to many species of native flora and fauna, some dating back to the Jurassic era. Visitors can explore elements of the site’s coal mining history including the original mine entrance, a replica miners’ hut and scale bronze sculpture of a miner and his pit pony.
Protected by the rainforest canopy, the Walkway has its own microclimate quite distinct from the weather at the top of the escarpment. Cool on hot Summer days, it comes to life in the rain: native birdlife becomes more vocal, colours are amplified, and mist confounds your sense of distance. We recommend the rainforest in the rain – don’t let a little weather stop you.
Constructed to improve existing walking trails that caused erosion, the Walkway immerses visitors in the environment with minimal ecological impact. No trees were damaged or removed during construction and we continue this minimal intervention approach, intervening in the natural regeneration of the ecosystem only when preventative safety work is necessary.