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Camping at Jourama Falls, Paluma Range National Park

Gas barbecues are provided at Jourama Falls camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

Gas barbecues are provided at Jourama Falls camping area. Photo: Queensland Government

A designated camping area with facilities is located in Paluma Range National Park. Remote bush camping for experienced bushwalkers is also available.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Park-specific conditions

Access may be restricted during the summer wet season when creeks rise and causeways are impassable. Occasionally, in the dry season, the park will be closed because of fires.

A 'look but don't touch' approach should be taken with all animals.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

Jourama Falls camping area

Features: located beside Waterview Creek, this camping area is a popular swimming and picnic spot and a good place for birdwatching.

Location: the camping area is about 300m from the park entrance, beyond the second causeway.

Map: Jourama Falls camping area map (PDF, 177K)

Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicles. It is accessible to trailers, caravans and buses.

Number of sites: open area without separately defined sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping beside your car, caravans, camper trailers, motor homes and large groups.

Camp site surface: grass.

Facilities: water (treat all water before drinking), composting toilets, a shower cubicle is available (bring your own shower bag), picnic tables and gas barbecues.

Open fires: not allowed. Fuel stoves are recommended.

Generators: prohibited

Essentials to bring: rubbish bags and insect repellent. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: book online, over-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk, or by phone. Advance bookings are advisable, especially during school holidays, when the camping area is extremely popular.

Mobile phone coverage: poor, until you get back to the highway, 4.5km from the park.

Remote bush camping north of Paluma

Features: remote hiking and camping. Only experienced and well-equipped bushwalkers should undertake extended overnight hikes.

Location: Mount Spec area north of Paluma to Jourama Falls

Access: hike-in access only (with no defined walking tracks).

Number of sites: no defined camping areas. Camp sites must be at least 1km from any other camping groups. A maximum of six remote campers are permitted in any one group.

Camp sites are suitable for: walk-in camping only.

Facilities: none. Must be self-sufficient. Water collected from creeks should be treated before drinking. All rubbish (including food scraps) must be carried out.

Open fires: not allowed. Use fuel stoves only.

Generators: prohibited.

Essentials to bring: drinking water, extra food, first-aid kit, topographic map, compass, torch, warm clothing, wet weather gear, rubbish bags, insect repellent, fuel or gas stove, GPS and/or GPS equipped Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or similar, and a small trowel for burying faecal waste. Bury human waste and toilet paper at least 15cm deep and 100m from camp sites, tracks and watercourses to guard against pollution and the spread of disease. Read more about things to know before you go.

Bookings: Book onlineover-the-counter, at a self-service kiosk or by phone.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Last updated
13 July 2015