There are many ways to get wet in Tropical North Queensland, but for sheer exhilaration, nothing beats basking in the spray of a thundering wall of water, and TNQ has more vertical waterways that just about anywhere else in the country.
Millstream Falls is Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall. It’s on the outskirts of Queensland’s highest town, Ravenshoe, and it’s just one of several you’ll find in the Atherton Tablelands. In fact, the tablelands has its own Waterfall Circuit, which includes Millaa Millaa – a great swimming spot – Zillie and Ellinjaa falls. Further south, Blencoe Falls in Girringun National Park is truly majestic during the wet season.
A highlight of a ride through the rainforest on the spectacular Kuranda Scenic Railway is the photo stop on the bridge stretching over Stoney Creek Falls and no trip to the tip of Cape York is complete without a soak and a float in the plunge pools beneath Fruit Bat, Twin and Eliot falls. Josephine Falls, in the Wooroonooran National Park on the Cassowary Coast, is a lovely tiered cascade with its very own natural water-slide. Fairy Falls, just outside of Cairns, is tucked in the rainforest near the popular Crystal Cascades – but certainly worth the trek through lush greenery.
Explore the land of the tumbling waters
Where to find the highest, widest, tallest and prettiest waterfalls in Tropical North Queensland.
10 waterfalls to chase
Hit the famous waterfall circuit, uncover those less known or stretch a little further and take a dip in Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall.
How to shoot waterfalls like a pro
At the top of North Queensland’s ‘must-see’ natural attractions are undoubtedly it’s tropical waterfalls. You know the ones with the oh-so-silky water and the brilliant greens. Here are four tips from professional photographer, Andrew Watson, to help you capture your own slice of natural beauty.
10 Cool ways to cool down during the wet season
It’s no secret that it gets a little warm in Tropical North Queensland during Summer but with it comes the Wet Season. This is one of the best times to visit as the rainforest shakes the dust from its leaves and the rivers, creeks and waterfalls are at their best. Here are ten cool ways to cool off during Summer: