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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  • Response to predecessors. The way has now been paved and good to ride. The place is worth a few km before to drive. The highest waterfall in Australia. The walk 4 km (back and forth) appears to be rather challenging.
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  • The Wallaman Falls are part of the traditional lands of indigenous peoples Warrgamaygan the Wallaman falls are located in the wet tropics in the northern region of Queensland, Australia. The waterfall of 268 metres is remarkable, making it the highest in the country. The waterfall is located in the Girringun national park. Impressive landscape. You can picnic in peace as long as you win all of your waste with you to not distort the landscape. A must see.
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  • One of the most spectacular waterfalls I've ever seen and beautiful camping grounds. Definitely a must see if you're in the area.  more »
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  • A standout place to visit in Australia. The hiking trail down to the falls is super fun with varied terrain. The boulders at the bottom of the falls is a climbers delight. 10 out of 10 recommend.
  • Amazing views even in the dry months. Well worth the drive. Recommend preparing for a 2 hour walk if planning to walk to the bottom of the falls through.
  • Don't underestimate the sign that says people have died doing this walk; take some water with you and make sure your trainers have good grip 😄 Well worth the trek though, I've seen a fair few waterfalls and this is one of my favourites.
  • 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.
  • Very beautiful spot. Before you go you must be physically fit. Bring plenty of water, a hat, suncream, wear good closed walking shoes and a camera. Be careful on the rocks as you walk and hop out to the small lake. It will take you about 40 mins to get down there and 40 mins to get back up.

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