In 1903, Roberts Foxlee planned and cut the route up to the tin mines near Mount Spec instead of using Bullocky Tom's Track due to their falling out. This track takes you from Paluma Dam area down to Volk Road next to the Bruce Highway.
Location - Paluma Range National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Track - Paluma Dam to Volk Road, Bruce Highway
Distance - Approximately 15 km one way
Time - 6-8 hours
Grade - 4
This track is one of the many trails at Paluma National Park.
Rumour has it that Roberts Foxlee had a falling out with Tom Andrews, also known as Bullocky Tom, and decided to cut a new track instead of using Bullocky Tom's Track. In 1903, Foxlee planned and cut the new route up to the tin mines. Phil Foxlee opened his track over an arduous route from Saltwater Creek (now Crystal Creek) passing along the range at the lookout which bears his name and connecting with the other trail network at Mount Spec. The Mount Spec tracks were opened in the 1880-1890 period.
Please note that the access at the bottom of the range (Volk Road) is via Private Property and prior permission is required. Please contact us for property details.