If the jaw-dropping height and awesome power of Wallaman Falls ain’t enough to get your adrenal glands spurting, the walk back up the track will.
- The view from the top – If you’re lacking a little adrenaline in your life, just the sight of this waterfall from the top lookout is bound to get your heart racing
- Scenic drive to Wallaman Falls
- The descent – Enjoy a moderately easy descent to the base of the falls as you hike through some of the oldest Gondwana rainforest found in Australia. Don’t be fooled though, what seems like an easy hike to the base of the falls is sure to get the legs working overtime on the return trip
- The base – Experience what sheer power really is when you find yourself gawking in awe at Australia’s highest single-drop waterfall
Approximately a 2.5 hour drive north west of Townsville lies Australia’s tallest, most impressive single drop waterfall. Rivalling the famous waterfalls in Oregon, USA and those in Iceland, the lucky few who’ve adventured to these internationally notorious Wallaman Falls often note how similar it is to its more frequently visited international counterparts.
Boasting an impressive 268m single drop, Wallaman Falls is the most incredible waterfall I’ve ever adventured to. I’ve hiked through Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park on countless occasions, and nothing compares to the sheer force and power that Mother Nature has put on display at Wallaman Falls.
A trip this impressive natural attraction in Far North Queensland is sure to make you feel insignificant once you’ve scaled your way to the base of the falls. I explored Wallaman Falls on a recent Far North Queensland road trip from Townsville to Cape Tribulation and this was by far the highlight of the trip. No other waterfall in the country has been quite as jaw-dropping or exciting to hike to as this one.
- Camera and tripod
- GoPro and drone (optional)
- Hiking boots
- Weatherproof jacket
- Water & sunscreen
How To Get There
Wallaman Falls is located approximately 51km west of Ingham and approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes northwest of Townsville.
- Waterfall chasing
Beginner – Intermediate. While the hike down to the base of Wallaman Falls is relatively straightforward, pace yourself on the return trip as the incline is definitely more noticeable, particularly if you’re travelling with camera gear or as a family. The trail down is slippery in some places so be sure to exercise caution and wear solid footwear with a good grip.
Distance Covered / Elevation Gain
To get to the base of the Wallaman Falls, take the Djyinda (pronounced ‘Yin-Da’) Track – 3.2km return along a moderately graded track. Allow approximately 2 hours return for beginner hikers. The height of Wallaman Falls is 268m.