Mount Straloch

There are few sites of European cultural or historical significance on the island, with the exception of the wreck of an American B-24 Liberator bomber, which crashed on Mount Straloch's southern slopes on 18 December 1942. The bomber, known as the 'Texas Terror', crashed during a violent storm, killing all 12 people on board. Fresh from the factory and heading for the battlefields of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, the B-24 was being flown from Amberley to the bomber base at Iron Range in far north Queensland.

Much of the mountain area is covered with fragile heath vegetation. To protect the unspoiled nature of the mountains and in the interest of safety, hiking in these areas is restricted. Any group wishing to walk into the mountains will need to apply in writing to Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS). A topographical map and compass should be carried.