Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Paul Curtis © Queensland Government

Tchupala Falls track, Palmerston (Doongan)

About 2km uphill from Crawfords lookout on the right, via the highway, a track leads to Tchupala Falls. After about 200m, the track splits. The right-hand track continues for 400m to Tchupala Falls where Henrietta Creek tumbles over a basalt barricade, one of many created by past volcanic activity. This is a permanently damp place supporting ferns, mosses and other moisture-loving plants.

Journey type
1.2km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 40min walking time.
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Getting there and getting around

The Tchupala Falls track starts off the Palmerston highway, from a roadside carpark (PDF, 917.9KB) approximately 2km up the range from Crawfords lookout. For more directions see Visiting Palmerston safely.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Tchupala Falls 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.