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Josephine Falls. Photo: Robert Ashdown, Queensland Government

Wooroonooran National Park

Escape to new heights

Wooroonooran National Park offers something for everyone. Amongst the beautiful rainforest, wild rivers and waterfalls, high rainforest-clad peaks and steep gorges you will find plenty of memorable wet tropics experiences.

Location and getting there

Palmerston: 42km NW of Innisfail or 115km SW of Cairns. Access is via the Bruce Hwy and Palmerston Hwy.

Josephine Falls: 75km S of Cairns. Access from Cairns is via the Bruce Hwy, Babinda and Bartle Frere Road.

Bartle Frere Trail: 75km S of Cairns. Access is from Josephine Falls or near Malanda on the Atherton Tableland.

Walshs Pyramid: 26km S of Cairns. Access from Cairns is via the Bruce Hwy and Gordonvale.

Goldsborough Valley: 46km SW of Cairns. Access from Cairns is via Gordonvale, the Gillies Hwy and Goldsborough Road.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

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

 

Top 5 must see and dos

  • Explore the exhilarating Mamu Tropical Skywalk to soak up panoramic views over the gorge from above the rainforest canopy, and then enjoy a picnic and a stroll to view waterfalls in the Palmerston section of the park.
  • If you are an experienced hiker and well-prepared, consider the two day hike up the challenging Bartle Frere, Queensland’s highest peak, sitting at a proud 1622m elevation.
  • Take a short walk to Josephine Falls to watch the clear cold waters of Josephine Creek thundering down from the summit of Bartle Frere.
  • Spend a day tackling the exhilarating heights of Walshs Pyramid on the 6km return walking track and enjoy outstanding views over the coastal lowlands on a clear day.
  • Sit around a camp fire and cook your freshly-caught fish at Goldsborough Valley camping area, beside the scenic Mulgrave River.