Things to do
The Jourama Falls camping area is in a large clearing beside Waterview Creek. Advance bookings are advisable, especially during school holidays, when the camping area is extremely popular. Opportunities also exist for remote hiking and camping.
Camping permits are required and fees apply.
There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Paluma, Ingham and Townsville. For more information see the tourism information links below.
Jourama Falls track (Grade: moderate)
Distance: 3km return
Time: 1 hour
Details: the track to Jourama Falls lookout starts at the end of the road, 700m past the main camping area. A pleasant walk through open woodland leads you to a creek crossing. At the signposted junction, about 100m beyond the creek crossing, continue to the lookout or visit the creek further upstream. The 600m track to the lookout is all uphill but you will be rewarded with views out over the falls and the surrounding rainforest.
Other extended bushwalking opportunities exist in Paluma Range National Park for experienced walkers. See camping information for more details.
Picnic and day-use areas
A day-use area after the first causeway provides toilets, gas barbecues, picnic tables and water. Treat all water before drinking.
Jourama Falls offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife. Birds, turtles and goannas are attracted to the rainforest-fringed creek. The drier, open woodland of the foothills is home to woodland birds and gliders, including the endangered mahogany glider.
- Wet season safety information: significant stream rises at swimming locations within Paluma Range National Park 1 November 2022 to 6 April 2023