Discover Australias Tallest Waterfall, Wallaman Falls

Australia’s tallest waterfall can be located hidden away in North Queensland.

Wallaman Fall’s has a massive 268 meter drop making it Australias tallest waterfall and can be found about 2 and a half hours North of Townsville Queensland.

After doing research and discovering Wallaman Fall’s, I had to make the trip to see Australia’s tallest waterfall for myself. I left Townsville at about 8:00am and made the journey North.

The two and a half hour drive to Wallaman Fall’s is quite nice and you visit small country Towns and drive past endless sugar cane farms.

Eventually you begin the elevation and start to see the cloud surrounding you.

unfortunately upon arriving at the waterfall’s, The whole area was covered in cloud and the main viewing deck was completely blank, but luckily enough I was willing to make the hike down tot he bottom of the Falls.

Hiking down to the Fall’s took about one hour. The hike starts off with sealed paths, stairs and chain hand rails however it quickly becomes rock and mud. The hike may appear dawnting however even with partial raining, the path remained sturdy and was not slippery.

Upon reaching the bottom of Australia’s tallest waterfall you immediately feel just how powerful Wallaman Fall’s is and forget about the Hike you just completed.

Wallaman Falls, Australias tallest waterfall. Located near Ingham, North Queensland.

Wallaman Falls, Ingham, North Queensland.

There is an amazing viewing deck at the bottom and you could easily spend hour’s taking it in.

After enough time, you feel it is time to make the hike back. I was surprised that it only took about 45 minutes to get back to the top. It is actually easier the the trip down.


There are a few things I would recommend to make your trip to Australia’s tallest waterfall a little bit more enjoyable.

Plan your trip for a clear day.
Leave early and arrive early to avoid the crowds.
Visit during the winter months to avoid the North Queensland heat.
Back a small to medium sized backpack.
Bring plenty of water and snacks.
Bring towels, a raincoat and an umbrella.
Consider camping the night.


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