The Palms National Park Southern Queensland Country

A beautiful stand of piccabeen palms is the key feature of The Palms National Park. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

Visiting The Palms safely

    Small in size, but big in nature, The Palms conserves a patch of remnant rainforest. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    Small in size, but big in nature, The Palms conserves a patch of remnant rainforest. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    The grey-headed flying-fox is the only Australian flying-fox to have a collar of orange-brown fur encircling the neck. Photo: © M. Wright

    The grey-headed flying-fox is the only Australian flying-fox to have a collar of orange-brown fur encircling the neck. Photo: © M. Wright

    Walking The Palms circuit. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    Walking The Palms circuit. Photo: Karen Smith © Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    The park is 8km north-east of Cooyar along a sealed but narrow road.

    To get there, turn east off the New England Highway just 1km north of Cooyar, 94km north of Toowoomba and 28km south-west of Yarraman.

    Contact Department of Transport and Main Roads to enquire about local road conditions.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Facilities at The Palms are not wheelchair accessible.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    • Bring and wear a hat, sunscreen, suitable footwear and insect repellent to ward of biting insects and ticks.
    • Bring drinking water.
    • Bring sturdy garbage bags or containers in which to store rubbish and recyclables for proper disposal after you leave.

    Opening hours

    The Palms National Park is open 24 hours a day.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are not permitted in The Palms National Park.

    Climate and weather

    Expect warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters. Temperatures peak at more than 35°C in December and drop below freezing overnight in winter. Most rain falls during the summer months, often as storms.

    For more information see the tourism information links below or the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available at Cooyar and Yarraman.

    Staying safe

    Wear a hat, sunscreen, comfortable clothes and sturdy shoes with good grip. Stay together and keep to designated tracks. Always supervise children. Take drinking water.

    Apply insect repellent on exposed skin and shoes to discourage biting insects and ticks. Remove ticks immediately by carefully levering them out of the skin with tweezers.

    Do not pick up dead or injured flying foxes. Report injured animals to 1300 ANIMAL.

    In an emergency

    In case of accident or other emergency:

    • call Triple Zero (000)
    • advise your location and nature of the emergency
    • stay on the phone until you are told to hang up.

    Mobile phone coverage is unreliable within The Palms National Park.

    For more information about staying safe while visiting national parks, please read the guidelines Safety in parks and forests.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.