Dalrymple Gap walking track, Girringun National Park Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Jodie Bray © Queensland Government

About Dalrymple Gap

    Looking after the walk

    Parks and forests protect Queensland's wonderful natural diversity and scenery. Help keep these places special by following these guidelines.

    • Do not interfere with cultural sites.
    • Domestic animals are not permitted in the national park—they disturb native wildlife.
    • Never chase, scare or feed animals.
    • Do not feed wildlife, including birds and fish—it is harmful to their health.
    • Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave. This includes cigarette butts, which do not decompose.
    • Toilets are not provided. To guard against pollution and disease, bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15cm deep and 100m from the carpark, walking tracks and any water bodies.
    • Always stay on the walking track. Do not cut corners or create new tracks.

    Remember that this is a national park—everything is protected.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Walk management

    The Dalrymple Gap walking track forms part of Girringun National Park, which was first gazetted as Lumholtz National Park in 1992. It was renamed Girringun National Park in 2005.

    Girringun National Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with the Wet Tropics Management Authority, to conserve the areas natural, cultural and historic values.

    Tourism information links

    For tourism visitor information centre locations see Discover Queensland. For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.