About Goldsborough Valley
Nestled below the rugged Bellenden Ker Range, Goldsborough Valley protects stunning lowland rainforest along the scenic Mulgrave River. The clear flowing water and deep pools of the Mulgrave River support a healthy freshwater ecosystem.
This area is the traditional country of the Dulabed Malanbarra Yidinji Aboriginal people. The Dulabed Malanbarra Yidinji people have an intimate knowledge of the rainforest and the seasonal availability of local bush foods. They have a strong and continuing connection to the area today. Read more about the traditional culture from a series of signs in the camping and day-use areas.
Many recreational opportunities are available at Goldsborough Valley. Learn more about Aboriginal culture on the Wajil walk (a short walk to the base of Kearneys Falls). Walk or mountain bike in the footsteps of early prospectors on the historic Goldfields trail. Enjoy canoeing in the picturesque Mulgrave River. Camp in the surrounds of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and enjoy the natural environment.
Read more about the nature, culture and history of Goldsborough Valley.
Help the Traditional Owners and rangers to preserve the natural and cultural values of the area. Please aim to leave no trace of your visit.
- Camp only in the designated camping areas.
- Use toilets provided.
- Wash at least 50m from all watercourses. Use gritty sand and a scourer instead of soap to clean dishes, and scatter washing water so that it filters through the soil before returning to the watercourse.
- Do not scare, chase or feed animals.
- Leave pets at home—domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.
- Use gas or wood barbecues and fire rings provided. Do not collect firewood within the park.
- Rubbish bins are not provided. Do not bury rubbish—take it with you when you leave.
- Everything in the park, living or dead is protected. Please leave everything as you found it.
See the general guidelines on caring for parks and forests for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Wooroonooran National Park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. All sections of the park are managed for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation.
Wooroonooran National Park is managed by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, in collaboration with the Wet Tropics Management Authority and Traditional Owners.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Goldsborough Valley
- Temporary road closure: Goldsborough Valley Road, Goldsborough Valley camping and day-use area and part of Goldfield trail, Wooroonooran National Park 31 January to 10 February 2023
- Temporary closure: Wajil walk (Kearneys Falls walking track), Goldsborough Valley section, Wooroonooran National Park 19 August 2021 to 29 June 2023
- Camping area water supply update: Goldsborough Valley section, Wooroonooran National Park 2 December 2021 to 28 November 2023