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Visiting Murray Falls safely
From Tully, travel south along the Bruce Highway for 16km and turn off at Murrigal. Continue for 20km to Murray Falls. Alternatively, travel 21km north from Cardwell to Bilyana and turn west for 20km. Follow the signposts. Access roads are partly sealed and suitable for conventional vehicles.
Access to the falls, beyond the river boardwalk, is not permitted. Slippery rocks make it dangerous and serious injuries and deaths have occurred. Observe the signposted restricted access area.
Contact the Rainforest and Reef Information Centre in Cardwell to enquire about local road conditions.
The camping area has wheelchair-accessible toilets and the first 75m of the river boardwalk is wheelchair accessible.
- Access to the falls, beyond the river boardwalk, is not permitted. Observe the signposted restricted access area .
- Take care around cliffs, steep slopes and rock faces along tracks and at lookouts.
- Stay on the track and take care on uneven surfaces, especially in wet conditions.
- Supervise children closely.
- Never jump or dive into the water.
- Take care when walking near the creek—the rocks can be slippery.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and a long sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
- Bullrouts (freshwater stonefish) live in the river. Wear shoes when wading or swimming. If stung, seek medical attention.
- Murray Falls is in cassowary territory. Remember to always be Cass-O-Wary.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Essentials to bring
- drinking water
- gas or liquid fuel stove with spare fuel
- cooking utensils and equipment
- basic first-aid kit
- insect repellent and clothing to protect against insect bites
- hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
- sturdy, reliable footwear
- strong rubbish bags
Murray Falls, Girramay National Park is open 24 hours a day.
Permits and fees
Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with you booking number must be displayed at your campsite.
Permits are required for all commercial activities or group functions within the park.
Domestic animals are not permitted at Murray Falls, Girramay National Park.
Climate and weather
In summer, daytime temperatures at Murray Falls, Girramay National Park can exceed 40 degrees Celsius. The cooler months, from April to September, are the best times to visit. For more information see the tourism information links below. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Cardwell and Tully. For more information see the tourism information links.
- Wet season safety information: significant stream rises, Murray Falls, Girramay National Park 4 January to 1 March 2021
- Stinging tree safety advice: Murray Falls, Girramay National Park 24 December 2020 to 29 January 2021