Mount Fox, Girringun National Park Tropical North Queensland | Townsville

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 215 hectare 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 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 15 centimetre deep hole at least 100 metres 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 guidlines 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

    Townsville Bulletin Square Visitor Information Centrewww.townsvillenorthqueensland.com.au
    334A Flinders Street, Townsville QLD 4810
    ph (07) 4726 2700 
    email flinders@tel.com.au

    Tyto Information and Wetlands Centrewww.tyto.com.au
    Bruce Highway, Ingham QLD 4850
    ph (07) 4776 4792
    email council@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

    Cassowary Coast Regional Council Information Centre
    www.tropicalcoasttourism.com.au/cardwell
    53 Victoria Street, Cardwell QLD 4849
    ph (07) 4066 2412
    email cardwelltourism@ccrc.qld.gov.au

    For information on road conditions contact:
    RACQ (The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland)
    www.racq.com.au (see Travel>Maps and Conditions>Road Conditions)
    ph 1300 130 595 for 24 hour road reports

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.