Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park Townsville

Photo credit: Jodie Bray © Queensland Government

Rising high above the coastal plains, cloaked in tropical rainforest and dissected by numerous streams, Mount Spec is the southernmost national park section in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.


71km north of Townsville and 46km south of Ingham


The Traditional Owners of Paluma Range National Park are the Nywaigi Aboriginal people. They welcome you to their country and ask that you respect and enjoy this place. The traditional name for the Paluma Range is Munan Gumburu, which means ‘misty mountain’, an apt description as morning mists are common.

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Park facilities

  • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Lookout
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Campervan camping
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • World Heritage