Do Go Chasing Waterfalls - TNQ's Must-Do Waterfalls

Seriously, there are so many waterfalls to add to your Tropical North Queensland’s itinerary. Here are a few of our favourite you don’t want to miss this Tropical Summer!

 

▼ 1. CRYSTAL CASCADES (28 MINS DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

 

 

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These secluded freshwater swimming holes and waterfalls are hidden in the tropical rainforests just outside Cairns and are some of Tropical North Queensland’s best kept secrets.

 

▼ 2. SYDNEY CREEK (20 MINS DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

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Follow the creek to discover a collection of private swimming holes to take a refreshing dip or keep walking the track for 20 to 25 minutes to reach the Old Weir Falls.

 

 3. TCHUPALA, WALLICHER AND NANDROYA FALLS  (1 HR & 28 MINS DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

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These three spectacular waterfalls are part of a network of waterfalls in the Palmerstone section of Wooroonooran National Park. Tchupala and Wallicher Falls can be found on a shared trailhead along the Palmerstone Highway between Innisfail and Millaa Millaa. While Nandroya Falls are not too far away, just an extra 3 mins up the highway.  

 4. JOSEPHINE FALLS (1 HR DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

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A playground for the young and young at heart, these gorgeous falls feature a natural waterslide, a 1.2km return walk through lush, world heritage-listed rainforest and viewing decks.

 5. MILLAA MILLAA, ZILLIE AND ELLINJAA FALLS (1HR & 40 MINS DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

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This trio of cascading beauty form the Waterfalls Circuit and are some of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia. Start at the heritage listed Millaa Millaa Falls, followed by a stop in at Zillie Falls and refreshing dip at Ellinjaa Falls.

  6. MALANDA FALLS (1HR 20 MINS DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

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Falling from four metres high and 30 metres wide, the cool, freshwater tumbles over old basalt lava flows. Enjoy a quick dip in yet another water hole, complete the two rainforest walkways or sit down for a glorious picnic.

  7. BARRON FALLS (42 MINS DRIVE FROM CAIRNS)

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Wind your way through the lush forest on the elevated walkway before you come to the Din Din Barron Falls lookouts. In the tropical wet season, become enveloped in a cloud of mist as the falls thunder spectacularly down the gorge. 

 

 

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