Lake Paluma (Dam) - QLD

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DEG: -18.956425 146.148331
DMS: 18º 57' 23.13" S 146º 08' 53.99" E
UTM: 55 K 7903778mN 410336mE
Altitude: 908.91m


Address & Contact

Paluma Dam Road Crystal Creek QLD 4816
Phone: 1300 878 001
Email: N/A


Due to the popularity of Lake Paluma as a camping destination, there are a limited number of camp sites available and you must pre-book a permit. Access is via a 12 kilometres gravel road just past the Paluma township. All rubbish taken in must be removed, and no domestic animals are allowed.

Campers looking to head up to Paluma Dam can now book through Townsville City Council’s new online booking system. Council Rangers patrol the area daily. People who camp without a booking will be fined.

Book you campsite before traveling to Lake Paluma.
Be self-sufficient as basic supplies are 1 hour away.
All plants and animals are protected.
Fishing is not permitted.
Check road and weather conditions before you travel. Strong winds and heavy rainfall can cause road closures.
Firewood is available for purchase at Lake Paluma (payment by credit/debit card only - no cash transactions). Campers can obtain firewood when rangers are on site daily. Campers may supply their own untreated firewood. Collection from surrounding forest is not permitted.

Lake Paluma is nestled among our world heritage-listed wet tropics rainforest. This offers unique opportunities for day visitors and campers to spend time in a biologically diverse rainforest environment.

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Closest Weather Station

Townsville at 23/02:30pm EST
Distance from Lake Paluma (Dam) 72.52km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Ingham Composite
Distance from Lake Paluma (Dam) 34.25km N
Mean Max. °C32.331.730.729.
Mean Min. °C23.023.222.320.317.714.713.714.416.118.520.722.1
Mean Rain mm393.4486.5386.0200.1109.645.036.138.640.752.7124.8206.9

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