Paluma Village - A village in the clouds
The Mount Spec section of the Paluma Range National Park is the southern gateway to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The area was first settled by tin miners 130 years ago and is steeped in mining, logging and World War II history. The scenic beauty of the area has ensured its World-Heritage listed status remains. Today, Paluma Range National Park and the mountaintop village of Paluma are popular retreats, unaffected by overdevelopment. The area is well signed for walking tours.
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Lake Paluma is nestled amongst World Heritage listed, Wet Tropics rainforest. Access to the lake is via a 12km gravel road from Paluma. A popular camping and picnic destination, Lake Paluma also serves as one of Townsville's major water sources and is managed by NQ Water. The lake and picnic area provides shelter, picnic tables, barbeque facilities and toilets. Swimming and canoeing are permitted. There are a limited number of camping sites available and camping permits must be obtained to guarantee a site. Permits are available online at www.townsville.qld.gov.au