The Wik Timber Resource

The Wik Timber Resource

The native eucalypt forests of the bauxite plateau of the western Cape York, between the Embley River and the township of Aurukun, are among the few remaining substantial hardwood timber resources available for harvesting in Australia.  In fact, these resources are increasingly scarce globally.

The right to harvest a large part of that resource has been secured by Wik Timber under a sales permit issued by the State of Queensland.    Our permit covers an area of over 100,000 hectares of hardwood forest and allows harvesting until the end of 2034

Three species are common in the area – Darwin Stringybark, Cooktown Ironwood and Melville Island Bloodwood.  They are some of the hardest, densest and most durable timbers in the world.

Cape York Hey Point

Darwin Stringybark Facts:

Cooktown Ironwood Facts:

Melville Island Bloodwood Facts: