North Johnstone lookout track, Palmerston (Doongan)
Starting from Crawfords lookout, a steep, winding track drops 500m in 1.5km and leads to a lookout—an open grassy area that overlooks the North Johnstone River and Douglas Creek. Follow the track down a further 500m to reach the river. Return along the same track.
- Journey type
- 4km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
- Time suggested
- Allow 1.5hr walking time.
- Grade 4 walking track
- Conventional vehicle
- Lookout (constructed)
Getting there and getting around
The North Johnstone lookout track starts at Crawfords lookout, on the Palmerston highway.
Please read the visiting safely page.
There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.
Before you visit
North Johnstone lookout track is open 24 hours a day.
This walking track may be closed during the wetter months, between October and May, because of flooding creeks. Additional closures may occur for management purposes including pest plant and pest animal control.
Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.
- Temporary closure of Bora Ground Road and Maalan Road, Palmerston (Doongan) section, Wooroonooran National Park 1 December 2022 to 3 February 2023