Welcome to Gumburu

Environmental Education Centre

The Gumburu Environmental Education Centre is located in the World Heritage Listed Paluma rainforest, approximately 90 minutes drive north of the city of Townsville.*

The centre is owned and operated by the Townsville Catholic Education Office and was originally established to accommodate school and Church groups for retreats and environmental education.

Since it opened in 1995, more than 45 000 people have experienced the tranquility of Gumburu, with its educational, spiritual and creational opportunities.

Paluma is a mountain-top village nestled in the heart of prolific rainforest with spectacular geological features and fascinating flora and fauna.

Over tens of thousands of years, eighteen Indigenous tribal groups accessed the North Queensland Wet Tropics area of Australia.

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Centre manager: Mr Tony O'Connor

Short Road
Paluma QLD 4816

Kitchen: (07) 4770 8581

P: (07) 4770 8580
F: (07) 4770 8582
E: gumburu@tsv.catholic.edu.au