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Wallaman Falls, Ingham

#33 of 117 in Nature in Queensland
Waterfall Nature / Park
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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  • It's also Australia's tallest waterfall. Who knew.... Be warned the walk down from the lookout car park to the base of the falls is very steep and not to be underestimated. In addition it's about a 50...  more »
  • Absolutely worth the drive. Only had time to go to the lookout. Was an absolutely amazing view......  more »
  • Decent hikes around the area. You probably won't get a better view that at the viewpoint at the start of all the walks  more »
  • Wallaman Falls is absolutely stunning. The walk to the very bottom of the falls winds down quite a steep grade however it's well worth doing the walk. I found the ever changing flora fascinating because at the top it's dry Eucalyptus scrub then it gradually changes to wet rainforest. To get to the ledge behind the waterfall one has to climb over massive rocks some the size of a two story house. To be at the bottom of the waterfall is an incredible experience like nothing else I have ever experienced. I highly recommend the walk to the bottom however it's not for the less fit population. They would be better off looking at the amazing views from the lookout and maybe going for a walk along the creek at the camping grounds.
  • After all the recent rain the falls are in full force. The views are stunning and the roaring sound of the waterfall is relaxing when laying on the rocks down the base. The drive takes awhile and is rather windy with many blind corners, so take your time. The path down to the bottom of the waterfall is narrow and slippery at times, so wear proper footwear and take water. It's simply stunning here is a must do when visiting North Queensland.
  • I dont know how you could possibly give this stop less than 5 stars. Absolutely mindblowing. One of life's truly magical moments. A must see! Rangers even put out a rainbow at the bottom of the falls for us. Those guys are the best!
  • It took us a while to drive to the final destination, but it was worth it. Such a beautiful view over National Park and waterfall. Please dont miss this spot ! Drive safely thru forest and watch out for wild animals !
  • The falls are amazing with the tropical rain forrest walk added on this place is real Australia. The local camp ground works a treat, but do take note to be rather careful as the walk can be adventurous to say the least.

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