Paluma and Crystal Creek Rainforest

National Parks and Reserves

Embrace the natural beauty of the Paluma Range National Park, the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Here you can escape the coastal lowland heat and relax in the cool mountain air of the Paluma Range. Experience the thrill of spotting the rare golden bowerbird, and take a step back in history at Paluma village. Enjoy a rainforest walk and marvel at the breathtaking views from McClellands Lookout.

Along the Paluma Range highway you’ll come across Little Crystal Creek and Big Crystal Creek, both ideal locations to stop for a picnic lunch, swim, bushwalk, barbecue or pitch a tent and spend the night in the designated camping areas (permit required). Big Crystal Creek, features a large swimming hole and a large picnic area. Little Crystal Creek is well known for its historic stone arch bridge built in the 1930s and the cascading waterfalls which feed into one of the best freshwater swimming holes in the north.

Past the Paluma village the diversity of flora and fauna changes dramatically as you enter the dry open woodlands. The small township of Hidden Valley is home to Hidden Valley Cabins, an eco-retreat offering home cooked meals and daily platypus tours.

Facilities

Barbeque Birdwatching Camping Carpark Family International Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Swimming Walk Walks

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

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View of Little Crystal Creek bridge from creekbank below.

Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park

Mutarnee, Townsville

Water with Bridge

Little Crystal Creek

Paluma, Townsville

Rollingstone Park

Rollingstone Park

Rollingstone, Townsville

Rainforest Paluma

Paluma and Crystal Creek Rainforest

Crystal Creek, Townsville

Jourama Falls, cliff face and surrounding woodland.

Jourama Falls, Paluma Range National Park

Paluma, Townsville

Balgal Beach

Balgal Beach

Balgal Beach, Townsville

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