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Paluma and Crystal Creek Rainforest

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Paluma - a Walk in the Clouds

My husband and I have recently taken up hiking through the trails around our area of Northern... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Townsville, Australia
Into the nature

It was worth to stopby, we had an early road trip and this was the first place we drove into, when... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
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Mount Spec Road, Paluma, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

My husband and I have recently taken up hiking through the trails around our area of Northern Queensland. We've been to a few places, but decided to try Paluma, as we haven't been here since 2007 or rather to Crystal Creek since then. After consulting...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

It was worth to stopby, we had an early road trip and this was the first place we drove into, when we got there nobody else around, so it was very quiet and peaceful. Swimming is allow in the area especially in the waterfalls

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

If you're travelling to FNQ chances are that you're heading to Cairns, and you would be right to do so as it is the jewel in the crown in this part of the world. However if you're driving it is definitely worth stopping at mount...More

2  Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This place is beyond what I expected. Absolutely amazing swimming holes set in the prettiest nature settings, we camped and it was great. 100% must see will defiantly be back here soon

1  Thank AllyHancock
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Delightful adventure! Big crystal creek was heavenly too. Rainforest delight. Go slow up the mountain road, views are stunning!

Thank happytravels64137
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Explore the rainforest, bush walk in the stunning green wilderness, take a dip in many of the waterholes and springs along the way, picnic on the rocks by a waterfall! We had a fabulous day out of town and enjoyed every single minute of it....More

Thank SoCity63
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The local people were very helpful in directing us to good birding spots. The community hall is open Tuesdays and a good spot to connect with the locals. Top birding location.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Lots to explore in the region. The drive up the Paluma range was an experience in itself. Take it nice and slow and enjoy it. Very windy so avoid if prone to travel sickness. A little side trip to Birthday Creek Falls and the Dam...More

1  Thank Shonbirds
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We only got to the Crystal Creek as my wife has a problem with heights and the road to Paluma is very windy and narrow. The creek and the falls was really beautiful and would reccomend anyone to have a visit

1  Thank Graeme B
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Got done wonderful pictures and the walks are good but bit a bit fit would help The walk thru the forest awesome Recommended

Thank Kerrie F
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27 August 2018|
Response from misatok579 | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on how fast you drive. I think it took us 30-45 minutes to make the drive up, but we took our time and didn’t speed.
Charmaine H
17 June 2018|
Response from Charmaine H |
Im not going to take the van to Paluma. Only to the big crystal creek campgrounds and then camp there and do a day trip to paluma..???