Paluma Range National Park consists of two sections: Jourama Falls in the north and Lake Paluma in the south.
The Jourama Falls campground is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and gives access to the picturesque Waterfall Creek. A short 600m walk leads to a lookout with impressive views of the falls.
Lake Paluma is situated high up in the mountains, with Mt Spec rising 1000m above sea level. The large camping area caters for travellers with different kinds of rigs.
Head out to Birthday Creek Falls which flows all year around and you may even spot the elusive golden bowerbird. Paluma is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, as some of the region’s most endangered species can be found here.
Jourama Falls is 91km north of Townsville while Lake Paluma 61km north of Townsville.
Camping is available at Jourama Falls, but sites must be pre-booked. Facilities include toilets and cold showers. Fees are $6.15 per person night or $24.60 per family per night.
Campsites at Lake Paluma cost $20 per site and must be pre-booked by visiting www.townsville.qld.gov.au.
Visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au or phone 13 74 68 for more information.