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About Jumrum Creek
Jumrum Creek Conservation Park protects a small pocket of dense rainforest along Jumrum Creek within Kuranda village. The park encompasses rainforest along a section of Jumrum Creek before it flows into the nearby Barron River. Climbing palms, such as lawyer vine, feature in this rainforest, which is also home to a diversity of plant and animal species, including rare frogs.
The near threatened Kuranda treefrog is found only in a small area around Kuranda, including Jumrum Creek Conservation Park, in mature and regenerating rainforest. These frogs breed in shallow flowing sections of the creek in spring and summer. The park becomes noisy at night during breeding season when males can be heard calling—a short, fast series of 'tocs'—from streamside vegetation.
- Domestic animals are not permitted Leave all pets at home.
- Rubbish bins are not provided—please take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Do not remove plant material, living or dead.
- Avoid interfering with or feeding native animals.
- Fishing is not allowed.
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The first section of Jumrum Creek was gazetted as an environmental park in 1974, followed by an extension to the park in 1981. In 1994 the name of the 19.6ha park was changed to Jumrum Creek Conservation Park. The park is managed on a day-to-day basis by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) with the involvement of the Traditional Owners.
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The natural, cultural and historical significance of Jumrum Creek
- Temporary closure: Jumrum Creek walk, Jumrum Creek Conservation Park 20 October to 24 December 2020