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About Jumrum Creek

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Getting there and getting around

Signs direct visitors to walking tracks. Photo: Tourism Kuranda.

Signs direct visitors to walking tracks. Photo: Tourism Kuranda.

Map

Kuranda is 27 km north-west of Cairns via the Captain Cook and Kennedy highways. When entering Kuranda village, turn right off Rob Veivers Drive into Barang Street and continue to the small parking bay just before the bridge over Jumrum Creek.

The walk through Jumrum Creek Conservation Park may be accessed from the parking bay on Barang Street or via Barron Falls Road, which also has a small parking bay. Jumrum Creek walk may also be undertaken as part of a longer circuit, beginning at the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre in Therwine Street.

Wheelchair accessibility

Jumrum Creek Conservation Park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Park features

Jumrum Creek offers a tranquil rainforest experience. Photo: Greg Watson.

Jumrum Creek offers a tranquil rainforest experience. Photo: Greg Watson.

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.

Camping and accommodation

Camping

Camping is not permitted within Jumrum Creek Conservation Park. A camping area is provided in nearby Speewah Conservation Park, adjacent to the western boundary of Barron Gorge National Park.

Other accommodation

There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around Kuranda, Mareeba and Cairns. For more information see the tourism information links.

Things to do

Jumrum Creek walk. Photo: Tourism Kuranda.

Jumrum Creek walk. Photo: Tourism Kuranda.

Walking

Jumrum Creek walk (Grade: easy)

Distance: 750m one way

Time: Allow about 30mins walking time

Details: The walk can be accessed from the small car parking bay on Barang Street or by following the paved pathway near the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre in the village. The walk descends to the crossing over Jumrum Creek and climbs gently up to Barron Falls Road. Visitors can retrace their steps or link onto the well sign-posted Kuranda village circuit walk, which continues along the Jungle and River walks to the railway station and returns through the village to complete the circuit. Obtain more information from the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre in Therwine Street.

Things to know before you go

River walk, part of the Kuranda village circuit walk. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

River walk, part of the Kuranda village circuit walk. Photo: Tourism Queensland.

Essentials to bring

To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit always bring:

  • a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent
  • sturdy, reliable footwear
  • drinking water.

Opening hours

Jumrum Creek Conservation Park is open 24hrs a day. The Kuranda Visitor Information Centre is open 10.00am to 4.00pm every day, except Christmas Day.

Permits and fees

Permits are required for commercial or organised group activities. Contact us for further information.

Pets

Domestic animals are not permitted in Jumrum Creek Conservation Park.

Climate and weather

Jumrum Creek Conservation Park has a tropical climate. In summer, maximum temperatures range from 27°C to 33°C with high humidity, and between December and April, there are frequent heavy downpours of rain and the possibility of thunderstorms and tropical cyclones.

Although you can visit the park all year round, the cooler, drier months of the year (from May to September) are the best times to visit. The weather is pleasantly warm with reduced humidity and average maximum temperatures of 26°C.

For more information see the tourism information links.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available nearby at Kuranda, Smithfield, Cairns and Mareeba. For more information see the tourism information links.

Staying safe

Stinging tree. Photo: Greg Watson.

Stinging tree. Photo: Greg Watson.

Take some simple precautions to ensure a safe, enjoyable visit:

  • Keep on the walking tracks and boardwalks at all times.
  • Always carry water, wear a hat, sunscreen and sturdy footwear.
  • Take care on uneven, slippery track surfaces, especially when wet.
  • Wear protective clothing and insect repellant for protection against stings, scratches and insect bites.
  • Be aware that stinging trees are found alongside many walking tracks. These plants grow to 4m high and have large, heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Do not touch this plant as it may result in a very painful sting. If stung and symptoms are severe, seek medical advice.

For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

Looking after the park

Dense rainforest of Jumrum Creek. Photo: Tourism Kuranda.

Dense rainforest of Jumrum Creek. Photo: Tourism Kuranda.

  • 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 Centre
www.kuranda.org
Coondoo Street, Kuranda QLD 4881
ph (07) 4093 9311
email 

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

Further information

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Last updated
29 March 2017