Jourama Falls track, Paluma Range National Park
Grade: moderate.... more
Distance: three kilometres return.
Time: allow 1 hour walking time.
The track to Jourama Falls lookout starts at the end of the road, 700 metres past the main camping area. A pleasant walk through open woodland leads you to a creek crossing. At the signposted junction, about 100 metres beyond the creek crossing, continue to the lookout or visit the creek further upstream. The 600 metre track to the lookout is all uphill but you will be rewarded with views out over the falls and the surrounding rainforest.
Never jump or dive into water and be careful at the water's edge. Rocks can be extremely slippery and submerged timber can appear after flooding. Fatalities and serious injuries have occurred here. Do not attempt to cross strong flowing creeks and streams.... less
Do not attempt to cross strongly flowing creeks and streams. Be aware in that in the wet season, this walk may not be safe if the water level is high. Also, be careful at the water's edge, as the rocks are slippery and accidents have happened. Please ensure that you check the depth of the water before entering.
Visit between May and September when the weather and track conditions are at their best.
The toilets and shelter sheds in the picnic area are wheelchair-accessible.
How To Get There
Travel 91 kilometres north of Townsville or 24 kilometres south of Ingham, then turn off the Bruce Highway onto the 4.5 kilometres, unsealed access road to Jourama Falls, Paluma Range National Park. The access road is suitable for most conventional vehicles and caravans. Access may be restricted during the summer wet season when Waterview Creek rises and causeways are impassable.
Camping fees apply.
The Jourama Falls section of Paluma Range National Park has a wet, tropical climate. In summer, rainfall can exceed 500 millimetres in 24 hours. During the cooler months of the year, from April to September, daytime temperatures range between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius and there is little rainfall.
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