Paluma Range National Park - QLD

  National Parks,Reserves


DEG: -18.86942263 146.12557261
DMS: 18º 52' 9.92" S 146º 07' 32.09" E
UTM: 55 K 7913393mN 407892mE
Altitude: 353.23m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


302.22kms South of Daintree - Driving 374 km (4 hours 52 mins)

Address & Contact

Paluma Range National Park
Queensland 4816
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A


Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park straddles the summit and escarpment of the Paluma Range, rising 1,000m above the Big Crystal Creek floodplain. This is the most southerly national park in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

Tropical rainforest grows on the cooler mountain tops and in the valleys, while open eucalypt woodland covers the foothills. Casuarinas and paperbarks fringe the creeks in the lower, drier parts of the park. Bloodwoods, ironbarks, poplar gums and cocky apple trees grow here. The park is home to many animals found only in the Wet Tropics.

Paluma Range National Park, the southern gateway for the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, is comprised of two sections. The northern section features Jourama Falls—a picturesque waterfall framed by rainforest. To the south, rainforest-cloaked Mount Spec rises nearly 1000m above the Big Crystal Creek floodplain. Both areas offer a range of recreational opportunities.

Access to the Jourama Falls section is 91km north of Townsville or 24km south of Ingham. Access to the Mount Spec section is 61km north of Townsville or 40km south of Ingham.

A camping area is located at Big Crystal Creek. Remote bush camping is available for experienced bushwalkers.

Mount Spec camping area is remote hiking and camping.

Jourama Falls camping area is located beside Waterview Creek, this camping area is a popular swimming and picnic spot and a good place for birdwatching.
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Closest Weather Station

Ingham at 19/09:00am EST
Distance from Paluma Range National Park 25.04km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Ingham Composite
Distance from Paluma Range National Park 25.04km 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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