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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  • We had a relaxing Sunday drive up to Wallaman Falls during the wet season. The road is windy but well sealed, you don't need a 4WD at all. There are a couple of places you can stop along the way to ge...  more »
  • Definitely worth the drive to the top. It's a steep windy road in places but the lookouts are all worth stopping at. Great platforms to take photos. Photos do not do it justice though  more »
  • The journey is long, narrow and curvy. On the road, cows and goats lay siege to the street. The temperature difference between the level is comfortable. We had 22 ° C 33 ° C and above below, at 8 o'clock in the morning. Views on the road in the Valley. Up a very well maintained small park and viewpoint to the waterfall. This is spectacular. If you have luck in the morning, the Sun creates a Rainbow at the waterfall. Next door, next to the campsite, there is a stream runs over the bridge. Turtles frolic in the water and with a little luck you can see also a Platypus.
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  • 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.
  • WOW. Don't miss it. Highlight of East Coast. The hike down is a must, and you can swim in the water beneath the falls. Don't be put off by the walk- it's very doable. Stay for sunset if you can 🌄
  • 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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