/ Paluma Range National Park

Rock hopping up Cloudy Creek

You may well have heard of Cloudy Creek, hell you may have even walk down into Cloudy Creek before from Paluma village, but have walk up from Crystal Creek?

Cloud Creek Waterhole

This trip will take you half a day to a full day from the rockslides. Be sure to stop for a break every now and then and look back at Mt Leech. You will notice the scenery changes as you windy your way up the creek. Bullocky Toms Track winds it's way up through that mountain range.

Cloud Creek waterfall

There are a few small but pretty waterfalls along with a couple of beautiful swimming holes to enjoy a fresh dip.

Cloudy Creek waterfall & swimming pool

The first half of the creek is exposed so you will be walking in the sun and it will be hot - use sun protection. Luckily, the second half of the creek continues into fern fulled valley shaded by the rainforest.

Climbing up Cloudy Creek, Paluma

You will also have to navigate your way around a few of the bigger waterfalls - it would might for some good rock climbing though.

Cloudy Creek unique waterfall

Start at Mango Tree Car Park (the rock slides car park near Paradise Waterhole), and continue along the service road past the rock slides turn off. Turn left once you reach a causeway. This is Ethel Creek.

Ethel Creek from causeway near Crystal Creek

Rock hole your way up this creek for a few hundred meters until you reach this big monolithic rock.

Monolithic rock at Ethel Creek

Turn into Cloudy Creek and now you're set directions wise. You will climb a few hundred meters over the day. Once you reach what is known as Cloudy Creek Falls, turn left onto the National Parks track. Keep an eye out for this as you don't want to miss it!

Cloudy Creek Falls, Paluma

Follow the National Parks track back to the Paluma Township.

Here's an interactive map of the hike: