Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Paul Curtis © Queensland Government

Wallicher Falls and Gooligans picnic area track, Palmerston (Doongan)

About 2km uphill from Crawfords lookout on the right, via the highway, a track leads to Wallicher Falls, the beginning of the track is also the start of the walk to Tchupala Falls. After about 200m, the track splits. The left-hand track leads to Wallicher Falls (800m) and then continues for another 2km to Gooligans picnic area.

Journey type
3km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 1.5hr walking time.
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Getting there and getting around

The Wallicher Falls and Gooligans picnic area track starts off the Palmerston highway (PDF, 917.9KB) , from a roadside carpark 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

Wallicher Falls and Gooligans picnic area 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.