Location - Paluma Range National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Approach - 60 km, 1 hour north of Townsville
Distance - 200 metres
Difficulty - Easy but steep

Devil's Leap, a.k.a. Peanut Falls, is also a well-known place located a few hundred meters below the bridge and has a dirt track leading to it. There are also has rock slides that provide an extra bit of fun (Devil's Slides a.k.a. Peanut Slides).
Be careful around cliffs, wet rocks, and fast flowing water. Many people have been injured, emergency services have had to be flown in, and some deaths have occured.

Devil's Leap, Paluma
Take the leap?

Always check the pool for hazards before jumping. Beware of the water levels and dangerous of whitewater.

Interactive Map

Notes

As this area is very popular, we will need to be more diligent in practicing our Hike It Out and Leave No Trace philosophy. Please take all everything back home with you. If you find rubbish, please pick it up and hike it out. Let's take only photos (and other people's rubbish) and leave only footprints (plus a cleaner environment).

What to bring

  • A first aid kit
  • Adequate drinking water
  • A hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Cans or plastic bottles - glass bottles and containers are prohibited
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Tips

  • Never jump or dive into Little Crystal Creek. Serious injuries and deaths have occurred here.
  • Rocks can be extremely slippery and submerged timber can appear after flooding.
  • Never walk on the rocks directly above the falls as they are extremely slippery and serious injuries could result from a fall.
  • Seasonal closures are common in the wetter months, due to flooding and occasionally in the dryer months the park will be closed due to fires.
  • Do not attempt to cross strong flowing creeks and streams. Flooding can occur during and after heavy or prolonged periods of rain and the creek may become impassable.
  • Wear insect repellent, clothing and shoes to protect yourself from stings, scratches and bites.
  • Always carry adequate drinking water as well as equipment for treating water.

Leave No Trace and Protecting The Park

As this area is very popular, we will need to be more diligent in practicing our Hike It Out and Leave No Trace philosophy. Please take all everything back home with you. If you find rubbish, please pick it up and hike it out. Let's take only photos (and other people's rubbish) and leave only footprints (plus a cleaner environment).

  • Do not feed native wildlife. It is a health risk to them and a safety risk to you.
  • Glass containers are not permitted in some areas as broken glass can cause injuries.
  • Never leave food, dirty dishes or bars of soap unattended as they may attract Australian brush-turkeys and native giant white-tailed rats.
  • Take all rubbish with you, including food scraps.
  • Take care not to pollute fresh water. Do not use soap, shampoo, or detergents in or near creeks
  • Leave your pets at home. Domestic animals are not permitted in national parks.