In this park, the Tully River plunges down the Cardwell Range, through the densely forested Tully Gorge, in Australia's wettest area, part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Heavy rainfall encourages lush tropical vegetation and ensures plenty of white-water on the Tully River. The park can be accessed from four different points, three on the coast near Tully and one from the Evelyn Tableland.... more
Relax and enjoy a picnic beside the river in the Tully Gorge day-use area. Set up camp in the pleasant Tully Gorge camping area to enjoy the pleasant surrounds. If you're feeling adventurous, join an organised white-water rafting tour or take a stroll along the short, wheelchair-accessible Butterfly walk to learn about butterfly food plants. Climb the very steep and challenging Mount Tyson track to the 678 metre summit of Mount Tyson and enjoy views of the Tully township, coastline and Hinchinbrook Island from the lookout. Have a picnic and swim at Alligators Nest day-use area. In the tableland section of the park, walk to the Tully Gorge lookout to enjoy spectacular views of the deep gorge and Tully River below or mountain bike on the park's internal roads and firebreaks.
Children are welcome.
There is access for guests with a disability. The toilets in the picnic and camping area and the Butterfly walk are wheelchair accessible. There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities at Tully Falls lookout.
How To Get There
To access Tully Gorge camping and day-use areas, turn off the Bruce Highway onto Dean Road, 1.4 kilometres south of Tully and travel 46 kilometres to the park—Dean Road becomes Jarra Creek and then Cardstone roads. From here, there is no access to Tully Gorge lookout or Tully Falls National Park.
To access Alligators Nest day-use area, turn off the Bruce Highway at Tully onto Butler Street and then take the first right onto Richardson Street. At the end, turn right into Murray Street and continue for 5.5 kilometres—Murray Street becomes Bulgan Street. At the T-intersection, turn left on to Lizzio Road and drive 800 metres to the car park. From here, there is no access to Tully Gorge lookout or Tully Falls National Park.
To access Mount Tyson walking track, turn off the Bruce Highway at Tully onto Butler Street, which becomes Watkins Street. At the T-intersection, turn left onto Brannigan Street and travel to the car park at the end of the road. The walking track begins in this council park.
To access Tully Gorge lookout, travel 24 kilometres south of Ravenshoe on the Tully Falls Road. The last kilometre of the road is unsealed and is slippery when wet. Caravans are not recommended. From here, there is no access to Tully Gorge camping and day-use areas or Alligators Nest day-use area.
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