Cloudy Creek Walk
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 1 Mount Spec Rd, Paluma

  • End: 1 Mount Spec Rd, Paluma

  • Location: Paluma Range National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 1,422 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -19.00914

  • Longitude: 146.2154

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Cloudy Creek Walk is a 4km, grade 3 return hike, located in Paluma Range National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

From the car park, a short track leads you to McClellands lookout then meanders through the rainforest to a track junction, where the right-hand-route leads to Witts lookout, a steep climb through open forest to lookouts on rocky outcrops, and the left-hand Cloudy Creek track leads you through rainforest to a series of small waterfalls along Cloudy Creek.

From McClellands and Witts lookouts, enjoy extensive views of Halifax Bay and the Palm Islands. Some sections of this walk are steep with many steps and boulder hopping and, because of the high elevation, the temperature is often cool and shrouded in mist. Stay on the track at all times, wear sturdy footwear and sun protection and take adequate drinking water.

About the region

Paluma Range is a national park located between Ingham and Townsville, in north Queensland, Australia. The park is 1188 km north of Brisbane. The park contains the Jourama Falls, Crystal Creek and Lake Paluma. Most of it lies within the Paluma Important Bird Area (IBA), so identified by BirdLife International because it is a southern outlier for many species and contains a significant population of the vulnerable southern cassowary.

On National Parks Day 2010 (Sunday, 28 March 2010), the Queensland State Government announced the addition of 6,510 hectares to the Paluma Range National Park.

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