Rungulla National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Queensland Government

About Rungulla National Park

    Park features

    Rungulla National Park boasts a wide range of sandstone formations, including outcrops of large, sculpted caves and pagoda-like sandstone features. In the drier months, the sandy bed of the wide Gilbert River can be used as a walking path to explore the park. The tracks of wildlife can be seen in the sand and overhanging riparian trees provide welcome shade. The Gilbert River, and its spring-fed ecosystems and permanent waterholes provide many opportunities for observing wildlife.

    Looking after the park

    • Do not enter private property without the owner’s permission and leave gates as you found them.
    • No dirt bikes or quad bikes are permitted for use within the park.
    • Everything in the park is protected; leave everything as you found it.
    • Respect cultural sites. Penalties apply for entering the Madha (Mountain) rock art site restricted access area (PDF, 121.3KB) .
    • Leave pets at home; domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
    • Take rubbish home as bins are not provided.
    • Use the toilet facilities where provided, and do not place any rubbish in the toilets.
    • Where toilets are not provided, bury human waste and toilet paper at least 20cm deep and 50m from water bodies and camp sites to guard against pollution and the spread of disease.
    • Protect creeks and lakes. Do not allow your waste or any chemicals or detergents to enter the watercourse.
    • Limit the spread of weeds by ensuring clothes, shoes, gear and vehicles are clean and free of seeds before arriving at the park and reserve. Remove, wrap and place seeds in your rubbish.
    • Drive on formed roads as shown on the map (PDF, 1.3MB) . Driving off-road damages the environment.
    • Avoid driving on unsealed roads during and after heavy rains.
    • The use of firearms is not permitted in national parks.
    • Fossicking is not permitted in the national park.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks

    Park management

    Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the protected area to conserve its natural, cultural and historic values.

    Tourism information links

    Ravenshoe Visitor Centre
    24 Moore Street, Ravenshoe Qld 4888
    ph (07) 4097 7700

    Low Street, Georgetown QLD 4871
    ph (07) 4079 9027

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.