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Visiting Jumrum Creek safely
Kuranda is 27km 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 located at the corner of Coondoo and Therwine Street.
Jumrum Creek Conservation Park has no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
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 repellent 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.
Essentials to bring
To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit always bring:
- a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent
- sturdy, reliable footwear
- drinking water.
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.
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 38°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 Bureau of Meteorology.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available nearby at Kuranda, Smithfield, Cairns and Mareeba. For more information see the tourism information links.
- Temporary closure: Jumrum Creek walk, Jumrum Creek Conservation Park 20 October to 24 December 2020