Wallaman Falls are found 4 hours south of Cairns (or 2 hours north of Townsville if you’re coming from the opposite direction) in Queensland’s famous Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. A truly beautiful site, Wallaman Falls is the highest single drop waterfall in Australia and is part of the traditional lands of the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people. Here are some of the different ways to see Wallaman Falls.
Just passing through? Us too! Doesn’t mean you need to miss out. There’s a few viewing platforms at the top of the falls and some picnic areas to enjoy your lunch. See the entire waterfall in all it’s glory, the gorge and the entire Herbert River Valley. You’ll find a beautiful rainbow filled mist most days. What a special treat.
Hiking Wallaman Falls
If you have a whole day to spend at the Falls, get in a hike to see the rainforest heritage area. You have 2 options; the easy grade Banggurru walk which is 800m return, or the medium grade Djyinda walk at 3.2km return. Pick the one that suits your time, fitness or do both if you plan to camp… see the camping step! There is of course the epic Wet Tropics Great Walk, but that takes a lot more planning!
Camping Stoney Creek
Perfect for those with a couple of days, pitch your tent next to Stoney Creek and spend a few days exploring the rainforest around the Falls. Fees and permits apply, so be sure to book through the Queensland National Park service. Also it’s a rainforest, so be sure to pack some insect repellant!
So there you have it. All 268 meters of it! Wallaman Falls is a must see if you’re checking off your Australian waterfall bucket list, or your road trip of the East Coast! Add it to your itinerary for your trip around Australia!