Location - Tully Gorge National Park, Far North Queensland, Australia
Difficulty - Grade 4, on-track, easy-medium
Distance - 19km return
Duration - Allow 4-6 hours
If you're looking for an adventure in Far North Queensland, look no further than the Koolmoon Creek track. This 19 km trail takes around 4.5 hours to 5 hours to complete and takes you through the stunning Tully Falls National Park and Tully Gorge National Park, offering unparalleled views, serene waterholes, and unforgettable encounters with unique wildlife.
The climax of your hike is the spectacular view of Elizabeth Grant Falls at the end of the trail. Take a moment to soak in the beauty and snap some pictures. Situated in Koolmoon Creek, the total height of the falls is 300 meters with an average width of 9 meters.
You can start your hike from the Bally Knob trailhead (longer hike) or the Cochable Creek camping area. If your vehicle struggles with rough terrain, you might prefer to start further down the road from the camping area.
- Keep an eye out for cassowaries, snakes, and pigs. Remember to maintain a safe distance, respect their habitat, and never approach or feed the animals.
- In the summer months, march flies can be a nuisance. Make sure to pack insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants to minimize bites.
- Pack the essentials: Bring enough food and water for the entire hike, as well as a first aid kit, sunscreen, a hat, a camera or phone, and appropriate clothing.
- Practice Leave No Trace principles. Ensure that you leave the trail as you found it by packing out all trash, staying on designated paths, and respecting wildlife.
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