Kalkajaka

Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) National Park is a 781 hectare protected area in Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia.

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‘It’ll haunt you forever’: Traditional owners warn climbers of perils entering FNQ’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’ – Brendan Mounter

To Indigenous traditional owners, Kalkajaka is a sacred battlefield of both spirits and warring clan groups.

To tourists, Kalkajaka is Black Mountain — an eerie and striking landform along the Trevathan Range that many feel compelled to stop at on their drive from Mareeba to Cooktown.

Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation chairperson Desmond Tayley said tourists should look for signage and take Aboriginal-guided tours when visiting country.

“Communities like Mossman and Wujal Wujal offer guided tours where you get to walk the country with a traditional owner who can tell you the stories of what make our sites so significant.
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