Murray Falls, Girramay National Park Tropical North Queensland

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Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is permitted at Murray Falls, Girramay National Park. Permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Camping permits should be booked in advance.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in and around the townships of Tully and Cardwell, including caravan parks, motels, holiday units, cabins and hostels and. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    Walking

    Murray Falls camping area map (PDF, 140.3KB)

    Two walking tracks will help you to explore Murray Falls, Girramay National Park.

    River boardwalk—300m return (10min) Grade: easy

    Take a pleasant walk along the boardwalk for views of the falls. The river boardwalk begins at the top end of the camping area and provides a safe way to view Murray Falls from several angles. The first 75m of the boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.

    Yalgay Ginja Bulumi walk—1.8km return (allow 1.5hr) Grade: moderate

    Walk through the open forest and rainforest to the lookout for a view over the falls. Learn about the culture of the Girramay people from signs along the track.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Tables are provided for picnickers in the day-use area. There are wood barbeques but firewood is not provided and it must not be collected from the national park. Toilets are provided at the camping area. A short path links the day-use area to the camping area.

    Fishing

    Fishing is not permitted at Murray Falls, Girramay National Park.

    Viewing wildlife

    Murray Falls, Girramay National Park offers excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife. See wallabies, possums and a variety of reptiles. Bring binoculars and watch for many colourful birds including fruit doves, sulphur-crested cockatoos, rainbow lorikeets, honeyeaters, kookaburras and forest kingfishers.

    During the day, look for the endangered sharp-snouted dayfrog as it basks in the sun by the river and listen for its high-pitched call. Also listen for the rasping call of the endangered mountain mistfrog.

    Spring is a great time to enjoy colourful wildflower displays.

    See the description of the park's natural environment for more details about Murray Fall's diverse wildlife.

    Other things to do

    In the day-use area there are a number of access points to the Murray River. The water is often fast flowing and the rocks slippery.

    Access to the river upstream of the day-use area is not permitted. Slippery rocks make it dangerous and serious injuries have occurred. Observe the signposted restricted access area. (PDF, 187.3KB)

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.