Location: Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia
Region: Wet Tropics, North Queensland
Grade: Medium to hard was steep inclines/declines
Duration: 1-3 hours one-way
Distance: 4 km one-way
Maximum Elevation: 950 m
Mountain Creek is a creek located between Little Crystal Creek heritage-listed bridge and Paluma village. Mountain Creek also makes for a great loop in conjunction with the Telegraph Track.
The upper sections of the creek are steep with rocks slippery covered in moss. Shady with rainforest. The short but steep drops provide many small pools for a refreshing dip. Access the uppersteam of the creek via the upstream side of the culvert.
The upper section of the creek may be slippery but it gets better. The surrounding creek vegetation changes as you descend, from the wet tropics rainforest through the subtropical forest and into the open bushland.
The further you go down the creek, you'll notice that the smaller creek rocks grow slightly in size and before long, the creek opens up to big granite slabs and boulders in which you'll have navigate.
The landscape plummets to what is known as Mountain Falls. The falls are easily scramble in the dry on the west side.
There are smaller drop is known as Small Mountain Falls.
This creek is home too many flora and fauna and you may see animals like turtles, lizards, water dragons, and snakes.