Just over an hour’s drive north of Townsville is Paluma Range National Park and Crystal Creek, a mandatory stop for anyone travelling between Ingham and Townsville.
We visited Big Crystal Creek first and had tonnes of fun on the rock slides. The water was surprisingly mild too. You can get a permit to camp near Big Crystal Creek by calling 13 QGOV.
Just before the sun set, we got to Little Crystal Creek near Paluma. Stairs lead down to the water and as we hopped from one rock to another, we admired the waterfalls and beautiful Roman Arch stone bridge that was built in the 1930s.