Track Summary:
  • Track name: Goolagan Creek to Tchupala Falls Trackhead
  • Area: Tablelands
  • Track Class: Graded Track
  • Type of walk: One Way
  • Length: Short
  • Time: 1hr
  • Distance: 3.00km
  • Difficulty: Easy
Activities & Interests:
  • Lake creek or river
  • Swimming
  • Plant
  • Waterfall
Track description:

Goolagan Creek to Tchupala Falls Trackhead is part of a network of walks in the Palmerston section of Wooroonooran National Park. It can be walked separately or as part of a longer walk from Henrietta Creek to Tchupala Falls Trackhead and possibly on to Crawfords Lookout and the North Johnstone River. Wooroonooran National Park is an integral part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Its fertile soils and extremely wet climate have fostered some of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth, making this area of universal importance and value.

The three kilometre Goolagan Creek to Tchupala Falls Trackhead section begins at the Goolagan Creek picnic area and follows the contours above Henrietta Creek through some very tall rainforest with a dense canopy. It slowly descends and winds along the scenic creek to the beautiful Wallicher Falls. It only a short stroll from the falls to the Tchupala Falls Trackhead.

How to get there:

Wooroonooran National Park (Palmerston section) is situated on the Palmerston Highway, midway between Innisfail and Millaa Millaa (63 kilometres). The series of connected walks near the Palmerston Highway can be found between Crawfords Lookout on the eastern edge and Henrietta Creek, 5.5 kilometres west toward Millaa Millaa. The Tchupala Falls Trackhead carpark can be found about 2 kilometres west of Crawfords Lookout. Goolagan Creek is only about one kilometre east of Henrietta Creek.

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More information:

If you would like more information about the walks near the Palmerston Highway:

Visit the NPRSR webpage for Palmerston (Doongan), Wooroonooran National Park where you can book campsites and check closures.

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