Visiting Tablelands section, Tully Gorge safely
Getting there and getting around
Tully Gorge lookout
Tully Gorge lookout, on the Evelyn Tableland, is 24km south of Ravenshoe via Tully Falls Road. The last kilometre of the road is unsealed and is slippery when wet. Caravans are not recommended. There is no access from here to the Tully section of Tully Gorge National Park.
- Be aware of other road users. Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians use the roads in this park.
- Obey speed limits and safety and advisory signs.
- Let a responsible person know your travel plans and when you expect to return.
- Take care at lookouts and around steep slopes. Remain behind the safety fences at all times.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
- Tully Gorge National Park is in cassowary territory. Be cass-o-wary.
For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.
Before you visit
To enjoy your visit to Tully Gorge National Park remember to bring:
- drinking water
- cooking utensils and equipment
- basic first-aid kit
- insect repellent and clothing to avoid insect bites
- hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
- wet-weather clothing
- sturdy, reliable footwear
- strong rubbish bags.
Tully Gorge National Park is open 24 hours a day.
Permits and fees
If you intend conducting a commercial tour, wedding, school excursion or scientific research in Tully Gorge National Park, a permit may be required. See park permits and policies for further information.
Domestic animals are not permitted in Tully Gorge National Park.
Climate and weather
The harsh temperatures of the tropics are tempered by the elevation of the tablelands section of the park. Winter nights can be very cool with frosts in open areas. Summer days can be hot but temperatures drop significantly in the evenings. Rainfall is seasonal, with most falling between December and April.
Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available at Ravenshoe. For more information see the tourism information links.
- There are currently no park alerts for this park.