Paluma and Crystal Creek Rainforest

Townsville City, Townsville Area

Free Entry 

Paluma Range is a rainforest haven located approximately 60 minutes drive north of the city of Townsville. Paluma village is located on the mountain-top - a quaint rainforest township offering tea and craft rooms. Along the Paluma Range highway is Little Crystal Creek and Big Crystal Creek, both of which are ideal for swimming, camping (permit required), bushwalking, picnicking or barbecue. Magnificent panoramic views from various lookouts along the Paluma range. Paluma and Crystal Creek is an eco-tourism paradise with a wide array of wildlife and birdlife in this rainforest habitat.

Little Crystal Creek is located seven kilometres along the scenic road to Paluma and features a giant Roman Arch stone bridge which was constructed manually in the early 1930's during the depression. Big Crystal Creek leaves the highway two kilometres north of the Paluma turn off.

Camping is permitted and day visitors are welcomed. Camping sites can be booked online.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
Paluma Range Road
Off Bruce Highway
Townsville City, Townsville Area


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APT (Australian Pacific Touring) offer unforgettable Queensland holidays. Their exciting variety of small group Four Wheel driving through Cape York, Outback Queensland and the coast showcase the wonders of Queensland. Whether it's your first trip to Queensland or you're returning for more, join APT and be amazed by what this unique landscape has to offer. With APT you'll step off the tourist trail, meet charismatic locals and stay at iconic hotels, resorts and unique stations. That's what APT is about - developing holidays that appeal to anyone's sense of travel, adventure and fun. Add to that a great mix of cultural activities, delicious food, luxurious places to stay and a dedicated team of professionals to make your holiday as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. Join an APT Four Wheel Drive adventure and share their passion for this unique part of Australia, and enjoy a holiday experience that is second to none.

Oz Outback Adventure Tours

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Oz Outback Adventure Tours offers a truly unique experience to help give you the opportunity to better understand and appreciate just how amazingly beautiful and diverse our country is. Their very popular extended tours have been specifically designed to give you memories that will last a lifetime, and inspire you to further explore so much more of their great land. Oz Outback Adventure Tours sole focus is you. They are so lucky to have Queensland as their 'Backyard' and they feel privileged to be able to share with you some of their favourite destinations. Their vision of giving you an experience you will forever cherish by personally sharing their vast knowledge and bush skills will ensure your journey of a lifetime will be etched in your memory forever. It is their wish that the tours will put a smile on your face for so many years to come as you reminisce about your time with them. They love what they do and they are very proud and very passionate about their country and the destinations they take you to. They look forward to meeting you and being part of your Queensland Outback Adventure experience with Oz Outback Adventure Tours.

C Bar Riverway

Townsville City, Townsville Area
C Bar Riverway sits on the picturesque banks of Ross River at Pioneer Park. The upmarket cafe offers healthy breakfasts, light snacks and more substantial meals, with crowd-pleasing burgers, grilled meats and a smattering of quality seafood. Choose a coffee or fresh juice to accompany your meal or a selection of beer, wine and spirits are on offer.
The township of Ingham is located between Townsville and Cairns and is home to Flames at Tropixx. Set within Tropixx Motel, Flames has won multiple culinary accolades and is happy to serve motel guests and members of the public alike. The restaurant's lunch and dinner menus offer an array of local meat, produce and seafood.

Mungalla Aboriginal Tours

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The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45 000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture. Hear their stories and learn to throw a boomerang or spear. Then board the bus for a short trip to the original homestead site where they'll introduce you to Irish settler James Cassady and his family who were the first European settlers on Mungalla and advocated for Aboriginal people and allowed their ancestors to remain on their traditional lands. As you view the remnants of the original Mungalla site hear the pioneering stories of these settlers and let your thoughts drift back in time and consider the glory of old Mungalla. Return to the homestead to experience the truly amazing Captive Lives story that documents the unbelievable story of Aboriginal people displayed as human curiosities throughout the circuses of Europe and America. This amazing exhibition toured nationally and was seen by over 300,000 Australians. Interact with Aboriginal people as they share this wonderful story with you. Add their optional eco-tourism package to your tour where they show you their efforts to regenerate their wetlands and save endangered species. Group tours a speciality.

Wings Mini Four Wheel Drive

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Wings half day Mini Four Wheel Drive tour will take you exploring the amazing Whitsunday hinterlands in their mini Four Wheel Drives. Enjoy scenic trails through the grasslands, marshlands, wetlands, creek beds and mud pits. Tackle the man made obstacle challenge area where the log hop, tyre crawl and off camber challenge are just some of the exciting challenges awaiting you. Finish with the mud pit challenge area with everyone getting a chance to have a splash.

Herbert River Museum

Halifax, Hinchinbrook Area
Herbert River Museum is located in Halifax and is a treasure chest of historical artefacts. It is the ideal place to learn about the history of the area and the way things used to be. So come step back in time and enjoy the history of this great area. For those wanting to view more of their Local History, the Herbert River Museum/Gallery can be found in the old Shaw's Building, Macrossan Street, Halifax.

Pipers Lookout

Hervey Range, Charters Towers Area
Free Entry
Travel up Hervey Range Road from Thuringowa Central, past the suburbs of Rangewood and Rupertswood to find Piper's Lookout which is near the top of the Range, on your right. Piper's Lookout offers stunning views over the bushland below Hervey Range and out to the ocean. Nearby there are local tours and a cafe.

Forrest Beach

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Forrest Beach, also known as Allingham, is a relaxing place to visit when you need to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Forrest Beach has a long sandy beach overlooking Orpheus Island and the Palm Island group. It is a patrolled beach and has stinger net protection during the summer months. Forrest Beach has a hotel/motel, caravan park and self-contained units. There are also a small number of shops where essential items can be purchased.

Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park

Paluma, Charters Towers Area
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Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park is an accessible, scenic section of Paluma Range National Park, the most southerly park in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Straddling the Paluma Range, the upland rainforests are crossed by a maze of streams and cascades. Open eucalypt forests dominate the lower slopes. Casuarinas fringe the creeks. Escape the summer heat by picnicking near the creek. Go birdwatching and look for logrunners, Macleay’s honeyeaters and brush turkeys. If you are lucky you might see the golden bowerbird – the male decorates his bower with green and yellow leaves and flowers. For a glimpse of the past, visit Paluma, a village in the rainforest.
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