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Wallaman Falls, Ingham

(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
If your itinerary has you on the A1 highway between Cairns and Townsville, stop at Wallaman Falls, Australia's tallest single-drop waterfall. Get off the highway at Ingham and follow the access road to the parking lot. From here walk down to the falls, which drop 268 m (879 ft). The round-trip takes about two hours, but you might want to spend extra time viewing the spectacular scenery. A sign asks visitors not to swim in the 20 m (66 ft) deep pool beneath the falls, but many take a dip anyway. Bring your camera and drinking water for the walk. You can acquire a camping permit from the Queensland government if you want to tent at the top of the falls. See Wallaman Falls and all Ingham has to offer by arranging your trip with our Ingham tourist route planner.
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  • Highly recommended a visit to the Falls. Allow plenty of time if you want to walk to the base of the falls. Good walking shoes, hat, sunscreen and water is a must. The lookouts are terrific, and ameni...  more »
  • The lookout / picnic area is well setup and worth the visit if you don't get to walk down to the bottom. It is a good 45 min down and 55 min up walk of medium difficulty. Young children would struggle...  more »
  • Wallaman falls are at a 50 km from the A1 motorway seniors but worth the detour! Count one hour drive by car or camping car. Hiking down to the falls is really nice also to count 30 min to go down about 2km...
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  • Breathtaking from top or bottom. The hike up and down is a well maintained path. Surprisingly not a lot of other people, so great opportunity to immerse yourself in the experience.
  • Fantastic view, plenty of parking spots and places to have lunch. The 4km walk down to the bottom of the falls is the most difficult walk I've ever done. Getting down there is not an issue, there's a few rocks and slightly tricky spots you have to slow down for but the walk back up! I could not catch my breath, by the time i got back up to the car park I had stopped about 10 times and was breathing so hard and I was simply unable to catch my breath. I'm not exactly a fit man, but I've walked similar paths before and had no trouble with them. I think the air there is too thin or something, but I guess it's good practice if you plan on walking Everest :-)
  • Beautiful view once you get there! The road is fully sealed all the way to the falls, but you do go through some cattle areas where care is needed.
  • You have to make a trip here if you around the area. Worth the time going all the way down to see waterfall.
  • Superb view from lookout. Worth the drive through cassowary territory. We opted not to walk to bottom as not easy climb back up with kids in the heat.