Mount Fox, Girringun National Park Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

About Mount Fox

    Park features

    A relic of north Queensland's volcanic past, Mount Fox is an isolated, well-preserved, dormant volcano, protected within the 215ha area of Mount Fox, Girringun National Park.

    Plant communities in and around Mount Fox are restricted by the windy conditions and a landscape riddled with boulders. Despite this, small patches of vine-thicket rainforest persist. Lining small gullies around the outside of the crater, the vine-thicket rainforest provides essential habitat for the endangered Sharman's rock-wallaby.

    Read more about the natural environment of Mount Fox, Girringun National Park.

    Looking after the park

    Please assist Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) to look after this special place. Please follow these guidelines:

    • do not chase, scare or feed animals
    • take all rubbish home with you, including food scraps
    • a total fire ban covers this area. All fires, including barbecues and gas stoves, are prohibited
    • toilets are not provided. Always use a trowel to bury toilet waste and biodegradable paper. Dig a 15cm deep hole at least 100m away from watercourses and tracks. Take all sanitary items with you as they do not decompose
    • firearms are prohibited
    • remember, 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.

    Park management

    Originally gazetted as Mount Fox National Park in 1965, this section now forms part of Girringun National Park. It is managed by QPWS for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation.

    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.