Mount Spec, Paluma Range National Park Townsville

Photo credit: Photo: Jodie Bray © Qld Govt

Campground hosts needed!

The department is seeking volunteers to work as campground hosts at Big Crystal Creek camping area, Paluma Range National Park. Photo credit: Photo: Jodie Bray © Qld Govt

Mount Spec remote bush camping

Mount Spec camping area is remote hiking and camping.

Accessible by

  • Walk-in

Campground facilities

  • Tent camping
  • Walking
  • Cultural and historic sites
  • Swimming

Remote bush camping north of Paluma

Features: remote hiking and camping. Only experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers should undertake extended overnight hikes.

Location: Mount Spec area north of Paluma to Jourama Falls

Access: hike-in access only (with no defined walking tracks).

Number of sites: no defined camping areas. Camp sites must be at least 1km from any other camping groups. A maximum of six remote campers are permitted in any one group.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Facilities: none. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.

Open fires: prohibited. Use fuel stoves only.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove, GPS and/or GPS-equipped Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or similar, and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15cm deep and 100m from camp sites, tracks and watercourses to guard against pollution and the spread of disease. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Mount Spec safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.