Wooroonooran National Park

Townsville & Mission Beach

The Palmerston (Doongan) Section of Wooroonooran National Park is home to some of the oldest continuously surviving rainforest in Australia; visit the website for details of camping grounds and walking trails.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Townsville & Mission Beach attractions

1. Paronella Park

11.68 MILES

Set beside a series of creeks and waterfalls 50km northwest of Mission Beach (and with at least one resident croc), this unusual tropical park is a…

2. Josephine Falls

13.63 MILES

Josephine Falls is a series of cascades over eroded granite boulders as the creek trickles – often sometimes flows – down from the misty Bellenden Kerr…

3. Australian Platypus Park

16.59 MILES

If you don't have the time to spend hours sitting quietly beside a stream, this family-friendly place offers your best chance to spot a platypus in the…

4. Babinda Boulders

19.79 MILES

Babinda Boulders is a natural gorge where a photogenic creek rushes between 4m-high granite rocks. It’s croc-free, but waters can turn treacherous after…

5. Millstream Falls National Park

21.18 MILES

This park is made up of two sections: Big Millstream Falls and Little Millstream Falls. The Big Falls are reputedly Australia's widest single-drop…

6. Malanda Dairy Centre

22.01 MILES

This welcoming spot is a great place to have a break from your Tablelands travels; its quaint, kid-pleasing dairy museum highlights the dairy-farming…

7. Tumoulin Country Markets

22.12 MILES

In addition to selling cheap, from-the-farmer fruit and veggies, this market hosts the G-String Choir and turns on a mean Devonshire tea. It's held…

8. Malanda Falls

22.25 MILES

Spread your towel at the shady, croc-free Malanda Falls, which have been tamed into a kind of public swimming pool. The falls don't fall as dramatically…