Lake Paluma

Paluma, Charters Towers Area

Lake Paluma is an attractive lake surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. It provides a water supply for approximately one third of the year. Access is via a 12 kilometres gravel road just past the Paluma township. There are weather proof shelters for day use with barbecues and camping sites for longer stays. All rubbish taken in must be removed, and no domestic animals are allowed.

Swimming and non-motorised vessels are allowed. If you are lucky you may see a platypus, peregrine falcon or eastern water dragon. 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.

Open Times

Note: Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park

Other Information


Children are welcome.
Lake Paluma
Paluma, Charters Towers Area

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