WALLAMAN FALLS Location: Wallman Falls is50 km west of Ingham - North Queensland Australia in the Girringun National Park.
Ingham is 110 kms north of Townsville and 240 kms south of Cairns along the Bruce Highway and is the commercial centre of the Hinchinbrook Shire. About Wallaman Falls: Wallaman Falls is Australia's longest single drop waterfall and is located in the Girringun National Park – the largest national park within the Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest of North Queensland and one of the oldest continual surviving rainforests on earth. This spectacular scene with the grandeur of the surrounding rock formation and the plunging gorges, Wallaman Falls with water falling a staggering 268 metres into a large pool below, is a magnificent, breathtaking sight you really must see for yourself to truly appreciate just how impressive it is. If you are there early in the morning the falls can often be viewed through a rainbow-fringed cloud of mist.
●Road to Wallaman Falls It takes about one hour to drive. The road is mostly sealed with only 4km of the road unsealed. The road climbs steeply up the range and can get slippery when wet.
Travel west from Ingham along Abergowrie Road to Trebonne. From here, the route is well signposted. Even though part of the road is unsealed, it can still be accessed in most cases using a conventional vehicle.
It’s a good idea to call in to the Tyto Wetland Information Centre (Located 500m South of Ingham on the Bruce Highway) to check on road conditions.
Cassowaries and their chicks often wander on the rainforest road so care must be taken not to approach or harm these magnificent creatures.
Not suitable forCaravans and trailers. ●Mobile phone coverage Is not available in this area
●At the Lookout Beautiful grassed area with a cement path leading to the lookout, Covered area with table and chairs, Toilets.
●Wheelchair accessibility: Wheelchair access to the Lookout and Wheelchair-accessible toilets in the Lookout area.
Camping at Wallaman Falls:
From May 2013, self-registration will no longer be available at this camping area. Campers will need to purchase an e-camping permit before arriving at the camping area. www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/girringun-wallaman/ Wallaman Falls camping area is adjacent to Stony Creek (look for fresh water turtles and Platypus). Gas barbecues, picnic tables, shelter sheds, water and a cold water shower are provided. Remember to treat all water before drinking.
●Picnic and day-use areas Picnic tables, toilets and water are provided at both day-use areas—near the camping area and near the falls lookout. A gas barbecue is available at the day-use area near the camping area.
●Generators No Generators allowed.
●Pets Please leave your pets at home—domestic animals are not permitted in Girringun National Park.
●Fires Fires are only permitted in the fire rings provided. (Except when fire bans apply). Campers need to bring firewood as it is not supplied and must not be collected.
●Birdwatching A large number of bird species in this area. The Victoria’s Riflebird can be spotted in the rainforest August to December.
●Walking Banggurru walk—800 m return (allow 45 mins) Grade: easy The Banggurru (pronounced 'Bun-gu-roo' and meaning turtle) walk provides an opportunity for the whole family to experience some of the beauty of the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest along the banks of Stony Creek. Be sure to spend a moment peering into the rock pools—you could be rewarded with a glimpse of a playtpus, or hear the plop of a water dragon seeking refuge in the creek. Saw-shelled turtles can also be seen basking on logs or peeking through the surface of the water.
Djyinda walk—3.2 km return (allow 2 hrs) Grade: moderate The Djyinda (pronounced 'Yin-da' and meaning falls) walk begins 300 m from Wallaman Falls lookout and ends at the base of the falls. The track weaves through open forest along the escarpment and offers amazing views of the Herbert River Valley. As the track goes into the gorge, open forest gives way to vine-thicket rainforest. At the base of the falls look up, the mist from the falls creates a rainbow of colour. Be prepared for a steep descent and ascent on unstable surfaces. A moderate level of fitness is required.
For the more adventurous, Wallaman Falls is the gateway to the Wet Tropics Great Walk.
WET TROPICS GREAT WALK: For adventurous hikers and nature enthusiasts, a system of walks has been developed in the Herbert Valley hinterland, aimed at showcasing the areas rich natural diversity, unique landforms, flora and fauna. The 110km Wet Tropics Great Walk system takes hikers through rainforest, heathland, eucalypt forest and the woodlands of Giffungun National Park. It traverses Wet Tropics World Heritage Area from the spectacular Wallaman Falls all the way to Blencoe Falls. With an entire trek that can take up to eight days to complete and highlights including waterfalls, river gorges and the opportunity to spot fascinating and endangered wildlife, the Wet Tropics Great Walk is great for those walkers with a high level of fitness. For more information Click Here.
Accommodation There is a range of holiday accommodation available back in Ingham. Please refer to our Ingham page.
Fuel and supplies Fuel and supplies are available from Ingham. Please refer to our Ingham Page.