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MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
MILLAA MILLAA FALLS
ZILLIE FALLS
ZILLIE FALLS
ZILLIE FALLS
ZILLIE FALLS


UNCLE BRIANS FUN FALLS AND FOREST TOUR FROM CAIRNS
UNCLE BRIANS FUN FALLS AND FOREST TOUR FROM CAIRNS

Waterfall Circuit

Updated: 02-Mar-2017

Top Waterfalls to see in Far North Queensland

Millaa Millaa You will be pleased you remembered your camera when you arrive at Millaa Millaa Falls, one of the most photographed images in the Wet Tropics. There is a short walking track from the car park downstream, or you can view the falls directly opposite from your car in the main viewing area. Millaa Millaa is a popular swimming spot for locals and tour groups alike. You may see the Ulysses Butterfly and Platypus late in the afternoon. There are many iridescent dragonflies that may stay still long enough for you to be able to take a photo of them. Barbecue and picnic facilities are available.

Zillie falls is located 7.5km past Millaa Millaa falls. These falls are best seen from below. There is a walking track to the creek bed. From the car park you can also take a short walk across the road and through some forest to a viewing platform where you will see a good view of the rapids and top of the falls. Makesure you take a look at one of the trees in the car park, as this is home to a colony of Flying Foxes which can easily be seen.

The Ellinjaa Falls are a 3km drive past the Zillie Falls. This is a picturesque and popular waterfall that runs in cascades over a series of lava columns. A viewing platform is located at the beginning of the walk, which provides a clear view for photo opportunities. The walk then descends to the waterfalls base, where Platypus and turtles can be found in the plunge pool of the falls. Swimming is not recommended at these falls.

Stoney Creek Falls is a cascade waterfall on the Stoney Creek located where the river descends from the Atherton Tablelands to the Cairns coastal plain. Protected within the Barron Gorge National Park, the falls are formed where Stoney Creek starts to descend in steps from the shoulders of the gorge. The falls are best known for the curved lattice railway bridge that passes in front of them.

Malanda Falls  are situated on the Atherton Tableland, near the town of Malanda. They are within the Malanda Falls Conservation Park.
There are two 20-minute walks in the surrounding rainforest, with a chance of seeing a tree kangaroo. The visitor centre books guided walks with aboriginal guides. It also has displays on the rainforest, geology and history of Malanda. The swimming pool and associated infrastructure is very popular with locals and tourists.

Millstream Falls is past Queensland’s highest town (with Queensland’s highest pub!) Millstream falls is reputedly, the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia! Most people stop here at the beginning or end of their journey along the Savannah Way, an area rich with volcanic caves, cavernous gorges and gem stones waiting to be discovered. Interestingly, the Millstream area is said to have been used as a campground for soldiers during World War II and relics are often discovered in and around the falls, happy hunting!

Nandroya Falls is encased in a mossy covered alcove of the Wooroonooran National Park, Nandroya Falls and its little sister, Silver Falls are worth every step of the 6km round trip from the carpark. Dropping from what looks like a crack in the rock, Nandroya Falls is perfect for cooling off in. For the best photo opp, we recommend clambering around the right hand side of the falls, be careful though it’s a little slippery! The area is also famous for it’s giant fig trees.

Tchupala Falls not far from Nandroya Falls is Tchupala Falls (pronounced Chu-par-la), an awesome spot to stop for a swim on your way down the Palmerston Highway. The water cascades down into multiple streams which means one thing, no fighting for prime position with your friends! Pick your spot under the waterfall and let the day waste away!

Wallicher Falls by now you’re probably wondering, how many waterfalls could there possibly be on the Atherton Tablelands? To be honest, we haven’t even scratched the surface but if you’re visiting Tchupala Falls, you may as well stop and check out Wallicher Falls as well. With only 500m separating the two, locals say Wallicher Falls is more appealing but we’ll let you be the judge of that!

Dinner Falls Positioned in the Mount Hypipamee National Park and on the same circuit as the eerily beautiful Mount Hypipamee Crater, Dinner Falls is a series of cascades from the headwaters of the Barron River. Picnic tables are provided in the circuit and it’s a wonderful place if you’re after more than one discovery in your day!

Uncles Brian’s offers a fabulous day out to these waterfalls and includes many popular sights on the Tablelands. It is a fun and friendly day, and Uncle Brian will make sure that you get to see the best of the rainforest and waterfalls, while keeping you entertained and laughing the whole way! Please enquire for further details on this tour…

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