Paluma and Crystal Creek Rainforest

Townsville City, Townsville Area

Embrace the natural beauty of the Paluma Range National Park, the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Here you can escape the coastal lowland heat and relax in the cool mountain air of the Paluma Range. Experience the thrill of spotting the rare golden bowerbird, and take a step back in history at Paluma village. Enjoy a rainforest walk and marvel at the breathtaking views from McClellands Lookout.

Along the Paluma Range highway you'll come across Little Crystal Creek and Big Crystal Creek, both ideal locations to stop for a picnic lunch, swim, bushwalk, barbecue or pitch a tent and spend the night in the designated camping areas (permit required). Big Crystal Creek, features a large swimming hole and a large picnic area. Little Crystal Creek is well known for its historic stone arch bridge built in the 1930s and the cascading waterfalls which feed into one of the best freshwater swimming holes in the north.

Past the Paluma village the diversity of flora and fauna changes dramatically as you enter the dry open woodlands. The small township of Hidden Valley is home to Hidden Valley Cabins, an eco-retreat offering home cooked meals and daily platypus tours.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
Paluma Range Road
Off Bruce Highway
Townsville City, Townsville Area
Queensland
Australia

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22 February 2017
Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery and be the first in Australia to experience playing in a unique TapeScape — a two-story, 20 metre square, creative play space for kids. Explore the tunnels and slides made entirely from 56,000 metres of packing tape designed and created by artist Eric Lennartson direct from the United States!
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22 February 2017
Bring your kids to Ipswich Art Gallery this summer for an awesome hands-on experience the whole family can enjoy. Popular exhibit Construction Site is back and bigger and better than ever. Be your own architect and build your dream cubby house!

Christmas Express

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2 December 2017
Join Santa on a festive return steam train journey to historic Grandchester station. Departing at 10 am from the Museum platform, enjoy a 2.5 hour journey through the scenic countryside. When you arrive at Grandchester station, see the steam locomotive turned around for the journey home.

Didgeridoo Bush Camp

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7 April 2017
Didgeridoo Bush Camp at Didgeridoo Festivals HQ is a three day event with didgeridoo workshops and a live Performance from Wild Marmalade's Didgeridoo Virtuoso Si Mullumby. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of Ipswich;

Museum Twilight Markets

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21 April 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

Day out with Thomas

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24 June 2017
The world’s most loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying winter school holiday fun at the Museum. Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and The Fat Controller. Enjoy hands-on Thomas activities in the Thomas Play Pit and get loads of happy snaps with Thomas’s friends at the Museum.

Museum Twilight Markets

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21 April 2017
The Museum Twilight Markets is Ipswich's newest event destination! Combining quality handmade market stalls, food vendors, a licensed bar, a free craft workshop, children's entertainment, live music and torchlight tours of The Workshops Rail Museum, the Museum Twilight Markets are a great event for the whole family!

War-Time Quilts

Ipswich Area
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18 March 2017
The history of military conflict and the soldier’s life is retold through the ‘war quilts’ of this very rare collection curated by leading quilt historian Dr Annette Gero. While quilting is often considered as the domain of women, this exhibition casts a different spin on the production of quilts during war-time, and shows how the hands of men turned to quilting as a past-time in the midst of the extreme conditions of war.

A Room for Wild Animals

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25 February 2017
Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens including big cats, bears and deer. In this Ipswich first, these large specimens have been pulled out of the Queensland Museum vaults so we can learn more about them.
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