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Crystal Creek, Paluma Range. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Paluma Range National Park

Get amongst nature

At beautiful Paluma Range National Park, you’ll feel embraced by the natural beauty in this southern-gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Escape the coastal lowland heat and relax in the cool mountain air of the Paluma Range. Experience the thrill of being one of the ‘lucky ones’ that spots the rare golden bowerbird, and take a step back in history at Paluma, the village in the rainforest. Absorb the exotic sounds of birdlife on a rainforest walk and smile for the cameras at McClellands lookout as you enjoy stunning views along the coast.

Location and getting there

Mount Spec: 61km N of Townsville. Access is via the Bruce Hwy, Barrett Road and Mount Spec Road.

Jourama falls: 91km N of Townsville. Access is via the Bruce Hwy and Jourama Falls Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

This park has sections with different visitor facilities and opportunities. Refer to the NPRSR website for further information.

 

Must dos

  • Get on your bike! The 16km trail up Paluma Range is perfect for mountain biking.
  • Have the perfect picnic at Jourama Falls, where streams flow down from higher slopes, feeding Jourama Falls and other cascades and rapids on Waterview Creek. Jourama Falls is also the perfect place for spotting the buff-breasted paradise kingfisher during the months of October to April, when it migrates down from Papua New Guinea.
  • Take a scenic drive through the rainforest and stop at Little Crystal Creek for a picnic en route. Enjoy exploring the historic stone bridge and cascading waterfalls.