Girramay National Park Tropical North Queensland

Murray Falls, Girramay National Park. Photo credit: Michael Petersen © Queensland Government

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Camping is permitted only at Murray Falls, Girramay National Park. Permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Camping permits should be booked in advance.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around the townships of Tully and Cardwell, including caravan parks, motels, holiday units, cabins and hostels. For more information see the tourism information links.


    There are a range of walks in Girramay National Park. For more information see Journeys.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    There are day-use areas at Murray Falls and Edmund Kennedy. For more information see Attractions.

    Boating and Fishing

    Fishing is not permitted at Murray Falls, Girramay National Park.

    Waters adjacent to the Edmund Kennedy section of Girramay National Park are protected as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park. Visitors should check zoning restrictions. Cast-netting and line-fishing from the beach is not recommended due to the presence of estuarine crocodiles.

    For details of bag and size limits for popular fish species, see Fisheries Queensland, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

    Viewing wildlife

    Murray Falls, Girramay National Park offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife. See wallabies, possums and a variety of reptiles. Bring binoculars and watch for many colourful birds including fruit doves, sulphur-crested cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, honeyeaters, kookaburras and forest kingfishers.

    During the day, look for the endangered sharp-snouted dayfrog as it basks in the sun by the river and listen for its high-pitched call. Also listen for the rasping call of the endangered mountain mistfrog.

    Spring is a great time to enjoy colourful wildflower displays.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Murray Fall's diverse wildlife.

    Edmund Kennedy

    Much of the wildlife is nocturnal but birds and reptiles may be seen during the day. Beach shore birds, orioles, sunbirds, and honeyeaters are common. The Muulga Wetlands is frequently visited by ducks, brolgas and kingfishers. The nesting mounds of orange-footed scrubfowls can be seen along the edge of the walking tracks. Lace monitor lizards are often spotted basking in the sun or scurrying up tree limbs. Small and colourful mangrove crabs emerge from their holes below the boardwalks. The area is also home to the endangered mahogany glider.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Edmund Kennedy's diverse wildlife.

    Other things to do

    The Murray Falls day-use area is a great place to swim, with multiple small waterholes spread out along the Murray River. The water is often fast flowing and the rocks slippery.

    Access to the river upstream of the day-use area is not permitted. Slippery rocks make it dangerous and serious injuries have occurred. Observe the signposted restricted access area. (PDF, 187.3KB)

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