Jumrum Creek Conservation Park Tropical North Queensland

Photos: Terry Vallance; Jodie Eden, Queensland Government; and Lyall Naylor

About Jumrum Creek

    Park features

    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.

    Looking after the park

    • 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.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    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.

    Tourism information links

    Kuranda Visitor Information Centrewww.kuranda.org
    Corner of Coondoo Street and Therwine Street, Kuranda QLD 4881
    ph (07) 4093 9311
    email info@kuranda.org

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.