Paluma is a great spot to stay and relax prior to and after the event. Why not make it your break away this year.

Hidden Valley Cabins

Hidden Valley Cabins is an Australian Tourism Award winning resort. Located one and half hours northwest of Townsville, near Running River on the western slope of the Paluma Range and where the Paluma Push finishes.



Phone 1800 466 509 or (07) 4770 8088





Camping is available at the Hidden Valley Cricket Ground at a reasonable cost.

Camping at Paluma Dam

A camping permit is required and can be obtained through Townsville City Council's website here. Online booking can only be done 60 days in advance so be quick to get one of these sites. On the morning of the race the road from the Dam to Paluma is closed at 8am. You will need to pack up early to get back to Paluma to beat the road closure, and to be in time for the race start.


If you are travelling from afar Townsville has a range of accommodation types available. Most airline carriers fly direct to Townsville from each of the major cities and car hire is also available through the usual providers.