Lees Motel Ingham

Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls

Location:

Wallaman Falls is just 50 km west of Lees Motel in Ingham, North Queensland Australia in the Girringun National Park.

Ingham is 110 kms north of Townsville and 240 kms south of Cairns along the Bruce Highway and is the commercial centre of the Hinchinbrook Shire.

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Views: View over Wallaman Falls, Ingham, Queensland Australia

Views: View from below the Wallaman Falls, Ingham, Queensland Australia

About Wallaman Falls:

Wallaman Falls is Australia’s longest single drop waterfall and is located in the Girringun National Park – the largest national park within the Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest of North Queensland and one of the oldest continual surviving rainforests on earth.

This spectacular scene with the grandeur of the surrounding rock formation and the plunging gorges, Wallaman Falls with water falling a staggering 275 metres into a large pool below, is a magnificent, breathtaking sight you really must see for yourself to truly appreciate just how impressive it is. If you are there early in the morning the falls can often be viewed through a rainbow-fringed cloud of mist.

Wallaman Falls as seen from one of the viewing platforms barely 50m from the carpark

Wallaman Falls as seen from one of the viewing platforms barely 50m from the carpark

Road to Wallaman Falls

It takes about one hour to drive. The road is mostly sealed with only 4km of the road unsealed.

Travel west from Ingham along Abergowrie Road to Trebonne. From here, the route is well signposted. Even though part of the road is unsealed, it can still be accessed in most cases using a conventional vehicle.

It’s a good idea to call in to Lees Motel to check on road conditions.

Cassowaries and their chicks often wander on the rainforest road so care must be taken not to approach or harm these magnificent creatures.

Not suitable for Caravans and trailers.

Mobile phone coverage
May only be available on some services in this area.

At the Lookout

Beautiful grassed area with a cement path leading to the lookout, Covered area with table and chairs, Toilets.

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Wheelchair access to the Lookout and Wheelchair-accessible toilets in the Lookout area.

Picnic and day-use areas
Picnic tables, toilets and water are provided at both day-use areas—near the camping area and near the falls lookout. A gas barbecue is available at the day-use area near the camping area.

Generators
No Generators allowed.

Pets
Please leave your pets at home—domestic animals are not permitted in Girringun National Park.

Fires
Fires are only permitted in the fire rings provided. (Except when fire bans apply). Campers need to bring firewood as it is not supplied and must not be collected.

Birdwatching

A large number of bird species in this area.

The Victoria’s Riflebird can be spotted in the rainforest August to December.

Walking

Banggurru walk—800m return (allow 45 mins)
Grade: easy
The Banggurru (pronounced ‘Bun-gu-roo’ and meaning turtle) walk provides an opportunity for the whole family to experience some of the beauty of the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest along the banks of Stony Creek. Be sure to spend a moment peering into the rock pools—you could be rewarded with a glimpse of a playtpus, or hear the plop of a water dragon seeking refuge in the creek. Saw-shelled turtles can also be seen basking on logs or peeking through the surface of the water.

Djyinda walk—3.2 km return (allow 2 hrs)
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The Djyinda (pronounced ‘Yin-da’ and meaning falls) walk begins 300 m from Wallaman Falls lookout and ends at the base of the falls. The track weaves through open forest along the escarpment and offers amazing views of the Herbert River Valley. As the track goes into the gorge, open forest gives way to vine-thicket rainforest. At the base of the falls look up, the mist from the falls creates a rainbow of colour. Be prepared for a steep descent and ascent on unstable surfaces. A moderate level of fitness is required.

For the more adventurous, Wallaman Falls is the gateway to the Wet Tropics Great Walk.

WET TROPICS GREAT WALK:
For adventurous hikers and nature enthusiasts, a system of walks has been developed in the Herbert Valley hinterland, aimed at showcasing the areas rich natural diversity, unique landforms, flora and fauna. The 110km Wet Tropics Great Walk system takes hikers through rainforest, heathland, eucalypt forest and the woodlands of Giffungun National Park. It traverses Wet Tropics World Heritage Area from the spectacular Wallaman Falls all the way to Blencoe Falls. With an entire trek that can take up to eight days to complete and highlights including waterfalls, river gorges and the opportunity to spot fascinating and endangered wildlife, the Wet Tropics Great Walk is great for those walkers with a high level of fitness.

Fuel and supplies
Fuel and supplies are available from Ingham.

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