Big Crystal Creek camping area
This popular swimming and picnic area is off the Old Bruce Hwy; the 4 km road to the campground is partially unsealed. Bring a gas/fuel stove and drinking water, or treat the creek water before drinking. The summit of Mt Spec, rising 1000 m above the Big Crystal Creek flood plain, receives 3 times the average rainfall of the surrounding area and is often cloaked in mist or low cloud. Vegetation changes from open eucalypt forests in the park’s lower areas to dense rainforest on the higher slopes.
How to book: NPRSR 13 7468 www.nprsr.qld.gov.au Permits: camping permit required
This campsite is located in Paluma Range National Park
Lying within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Paluma Range National Park offers mountain-top views and picturesque waterfalls. The Mt Spec section encompasses the summit and escarpment of the Paluma Range, while the Jourama Falls section, in the foothills of the Seaview Range, features cascades, rapids and the impressive Jourama Falls on Waterview Creek. Both sections offer picnic areas, lookouts, bushwalks and campsites. Advance bookings are required for camping.
- Swimming around Townsville and Cairns, Eco-friendly activity
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