Tablelands section, Tully Gorge National Park Tropical North Queensland

The view is spectacular from Tully Gorge lookout. Photo: Barry Schmith © Queensland Government.

Things to do

    A rare sight: water thundering over Tully Falls. Photo: Barry Schmith © Queensland Government.

    A rare sight: water thundering over Tully Falls. Photo: Barry Schmith © Queensland Government.

    At the Tully Gorge lookout, walk through upland rainforest to the Tully River. Photo © Tamara Vallance.

    At the Tully Gorge lookout, walk through upland rainforest to the Tully River. Photo © Tamara Vallance.

    Tully Gorge lookout has picnic tables, a pit toilet and a wood barbecue. Photo © Queensland Government.

    Tully Gorge lookout has picnic tables, a pit toilet and a wood barbecue. Photo © Queensland Government.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted at Tully Gorge lookout.

    Other accommodation

    A range of accommodation—including hotels, motels, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, and hostels—can be found on the Atherton and Evelyn tablelands. For more information, see tourism information links.

    Walking

    Tully Gorge lookout (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 100m return
    Time: allow 5min walking time
    Details: accessed from Ravenshoe via Tully Falls Road, the lookout offers spectacular views of the deep gorge and Tully River below. The dam upstream means little water flows down the falls. It is only during the wet season, when the entire system floods, that water thunders over the rock face and down the gorge.

    River walk (Grade: moderate)

    Distance: 1.3km return
    Time: allow 45min walking time
    Details: from the Tully Gorge lookout, accessed from Ravenshoe via Tully Falls Road, a short track leads to the Tully River. From here, walkers must return the way they came. The track passes through a variety of vegetation from open woodland to upland rainforest. The boardwalks on this track can be slippery when wet.

    Misty Mountain wilderness tracks

    Part of the Misty Mountains wilderness tracks network is in Tully Gorge National Park. Some tracks are suitable only for bushwalkers, while others are shared tracks with mountain biking permitted. This 130km network of short and long tracks offers visitors an opportunity to explore an area bounded by Tully, Innisfail, Mena Creek, Millaa Millaa and Ravenshoe.

    Mountain biking

    Unless otherwise indicated, bicycles are only permitted on gazetted roads—they are not generally permitted on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service walking tracks. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, vehicles, trail-bikes and other cyclists.

    For more information, see cycling

    Trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving

    Vehicles are only permitted on gazetted roads—they are not permitted off-road, including on walking tracks and boardwalks. Riders and drivers must be licensed, and trail-bikes and vehicles must be registered. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles.

    For more information, see trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Tully Gorge lookout

    Picnic tables, a pit toilet and a wood barbecue are provided at the lookout. Bring firewood as it cannot be collected from the park.

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