Tablelands section, Tully Gorge National Park Tropical North Queensland

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

Visiting Tablelands section, Tully Gorge safely

    Tully Gorge lookout is on the Evelyn Tableland, near Ravenshoe. Photo © Tamara Vallance.

    Tully Gorge lookout is on the Evelyn Tableland, near Ravenshoe. Photo © Tamara Vallance.

    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.

    Staying safe

    • 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.

    Opening hours

    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.

    Pets

    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.