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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  • Easily accessible from the car park, gorgeous waterfall. Didn't see any cassowaries sadly but even so, well worth the trip.  more »
  • It took me 5-6 hours drive from port Douglas to Wallaman Falls and from the waterfalls lookout to the bottom of the waterfalls, it took me 1 hour 20 minutes hike return and it was all worth it. The Wa...  more »
  • The Falls are at the end of a reasonably straight forward drive from Ingham. The road has a very good surface, but beware of the very thin cows lining a significant part of the road. Once you get to t...  more »
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  • The scale of the falls is just amazing! An unforgettable experience with surprisingly few visitors earlier in the morning. The rocks towards the bottom are very slippery however and one should take extra care when climbing over them for the perfect photo.
  • Breath Taking... Definitely a beautiful walk down to the waterfall for a swim but the rocks at the bottom are very slippery so i wouldn't recommend it for young children
  • Worth the day trip easy drive and beyond to this mountainous region & 2 lookouts of the falls (highest single drop falls in Oz & views of the Herbert Valley Gorge - 1hr or so from Ingham - moderate access (no wheelchair access) & swimming water hole and short and longer walk
  • Amazing. Worth a full day. If you plan to do the full work down the the bottom be prepared for a good work out in the sun
  • Nice waterfall and the national park is so fresh air. Walking to the bottom of the fall around one hour in 2km return 4km around 1.5hours. Water deep and cool for swimming but the great sight for pictures and surprises from God's work in this hugh rock in the field.

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