Wallaman Falls, Ingham

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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. Wallaman Falls is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Ingham Edition.
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  • bit of winding drive but this waterfall was well over my expectations ... the lookout is great it looks like its 400m to the bottom  more »
  • Definitely worth the hours drive from Ingham. Take a wander along the tracks around the day use/ camping areas. Enjoy a picnic and swim then take a drive to the falls lookout. Falls were roaring since...  more »
  • If you are in this area then make sure you visit the Falls - really quite impressive. Good viewing mere steps from the car park so accessible to all. The more adventurous can take a walk to the bottom...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Scenic view. Drop toilets. Rocky steep walk to the bottom of the fall if you are up to it. Around 2km return trip.
  • Amazing hike down to the falls at any time of year. It's definitely much easier in the drier seasons though as the track is less slippery and you can get closer to the falls safely. Definitely take plenty of water with you though as the 2km walk back up can be pretty hot and humid.
  • Wallaman fall is Australia’s tallest single drop fall.it drop like horse tail. It has very thought hiking around 3 hours. Water , energy drink is required. Important instructions should be noticed when you planning to go. Beauty of fall is amazing.
  • The Wallaman Falls, a cascade and horsetail waterfall on the Stony Creek, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics in the northern region of Queensland, Australia. The waterfall is notable for its main drop of 268 metres (879 ft), which makes it the country's tallest single-drop waterfall. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is 20 metres (66 ft) deep. An estimated 100,000people visit the waterfall annually.
  • One of the most breathtaking sights i have ever seen. Pictures do not do it justice. It shows just how powerful nature and earth movement can be. I did not do any walks as it was 4pm in the arvo and was by myself and had to get to my next stop before 7.30pm unfortunately. Lucky enough to see the elusive and endangered Cassowary. Crossing the road no photo tho😔
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