Lake Paluma, Paluma

Lake Paluma, Paluma

 

The paddle

 

From your launch point at the boat ramp you have a number of options to design paddles to suit your requirements. You will need to return to your launch point at the end of your paddle.

 

How to get there

 

The Paluma turnoff is 65km north of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham. The dam is 28km from the Bruce Highway, 12km past the Paluma village. Narrow road winds up to the Paluma area.

 

What to expect – water conditions, etc

 

Given the size of the lake you need to consider the effect of winds and changing weather conditions.

 

Distance/Time to allow

 

You can tailor your paddles to the time that you have available. You can organise interesting paddles of 2 to 4 hours in duration.

 

Camping facilities, accommodation, etc

 

There is a camping area near the lake that is managed by NQ Water. You need to obtain a permit either online or from the NQ Water Head Office in Townsville before you camp there.

 

The contact details for this area are:

 

NQ Water

150 Walker Street

Townsville Q

Phone: (07) 4726 0000

 

Other attractions in the area

 

Magnetic Island. Bushwalking. State Forest nearby.

 

Other useful information

 

Further Information can be obtained from:

 

www.nqwater.com.au/LP_Info.asp      

 

A bird brochure is available at: www.thuringowa.qld.gov.au/thuringowa/info/BIRDS_OF_THUR.pdf