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Wallaman Falls, Ingham

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 140+ 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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  • Already the access especially with a motorhome is beautiful and sophisticated. But the many tight curves are worthwhile, the waterfall is a real case. Just go and watch, it's worth!
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  • Wallaman Falls is a great place to visit - the view from the lookout is amazing. There is a toilet block and some picnic tables also. If you're feeling energetic then there is a walkway that takes you...  read more »
  • On the drive up the mountain we were stopped by two locals - cassowaries. We stopped to look along with a few other cars and they came right up to the window to check us out. It was so amazing. he fal...  read more »
  • 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 :-)
  • 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.
  • It was a superb view from the lookout and more adventurous going to the base of it .
  • Beautiful Waterfall The walk to the bottom should only be attempted by young fit persons, the walk down is quick and delightful, but the return walk up is quite an adventure in itself.