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Bushwalking at Paluma Dam

September 18, 2016 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

This walk encompasses Paluma Dam Tracks: Crystal Creek Falls and is on Sunday, September 18.

This event is intended to be a follow-up walk to the other introductory walk we did on Killymoon Creek in early August. For those who haven’t been to Paluma before we will go past the picturesque Little Crystal Creek Bridge.  If you are nice to your driver you might get a chance to stop off and take a photo of it on the way up or back down. Paluma itself is a little village in the clouds, but we won’t be stopping here for very long: continuing our drive from Paluma to the Dam itself.  The walk begins by going around the dam and onto the track system.  Our ultimate destination is Big Crystal Creek.  The track will take you on an undulating journey through rainforest terrain and thick woodlands.

It will take about two hours to get to Big Crystal Creek. We may stop along the way at The Lookout and Rock Garden. If the group is sizeable then we may break the group in two: half will see these locations on the way in; the other group seeing it on the way out.  Once at Crystal Creek you’ll enjoy a swim, a chance to explore around the waterfall and eat lunch. We might even take you up to the Blue Lagoon: a large open expanse of Crystal Creek just upstream of the swimming hole. The return journey is along the same track systems we used to get to our lunch spot.

It should be a really great walk and different to the one we enjoyed on Killymoon Creek as it is all on a track. It is probably a slightly longer walk, but there is no rock-hopping so that may make it a little less strenuous.

Come along for a great day out: bring your camera, swim suit, towel, lunch, morning tea, other snacks, sun screen and insect repellent. You will also need water: probably 3L. Although it will be cooler in Paluma it will still be a warm day and thirsty work. It is possible to refill from Crystal Creek.  There will be a $5 insurance fee for visitors.

Leader: Wilfred. Contact [email protected] for more information to find out more information and confirm your attendance.


September 18, 2016
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Paluma National park
Townsville, 4810 Australia