Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Paul Curtis © Queensland Government

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

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Walking

Getting there and getting around

The North Johnstone lookout track starts at Crawfords lookout, on the Palmerston highway.

Please read the visiting safely page.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

North Johnstone lookout track is open 24 hours a day.

Seasonal closures

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.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Palmerston safely and Walk with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.