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Chasing Waterfalls on the Tropical Coast - Top 10

Between Australia's Tallest and Australia's Widest waterfalls is the Tropical Coast
Here are ten of our favourite waterfalls - a tiny sample of our stunning falls.

The Tropical Coast of Queensland is simply bursting with incredible waterholes & waterfalls.

Here's a list of some of our favourites:

1. WALLAMAN FALLS

The highest, permanent, single-drop waterfall (268m) in Australia, Wallaman Falls is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, home to some of the oldest rainforests on earth and many endangered plants and animals.

From the lookout, you can witness its sheer size and tranquility and if your lucky the perfect photographic opportunity, but if your bold, trekking down to the bottom of the falls will leave you breathless. You don’t truly get a full appreciation of the magnitude of the height of the falls until you reach the bottom and witness the power of the water crashing into the rocks in front of you. Even when days seem a bit bleak, Wallaman Falls never ceases to amaze. Surrounded in cloud, the breeze gently blows it away revealing glimpses of its glory, rainbows and uprising mist making it a photographers paradise.
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Wallaman Falls - Hinchinbrook Way

Wallaman Falls
Pic by Hinchinbrook Way

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2. NANDROYA FALLS

The 6.6 kilometre Nandroya Falls Circuit begins to the west of the Henrietta Creek camping area. You can either cross the creek or walk along the highway and across the bridge to reach the trackhead. The track has been recently upgraded and is well formed with gentle grades. The walk winds about 700 metres into the rainforest before forking to form a circuit. The left hand fork is shorter - about 1.5 kilometres and past Silver Falls to reach Nandroya Falls. The right fork is longer - about 3.5 kilometres and winds along Douglas Creek, offering scenic views of the small gorge and numerous rockpools and rapids of this fast flowing stream.

The two routes meet just below the picturesque Nandroya Falls, the perfect place to relax and swim and enjoy the Wet Tropics rainforest before the return journey. However, watch out for leeches, stinging trees and signs with misleading distances by the side of the track. Camping and picnic facilities area available at Henrietta Creek, including toilets, gas barbecues, and water.
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Nandroya Falls Circuit Walking Track

Nandroya Falls
Photo by timclark1

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3. ATTIE CREEK FALLS

Attie Creek is on the Cardwell Forest Drive. There you’ll find the Attie Creek picnic area with a shady swimming hole nearby that is suitable for youngsters. If you’re up for it, take the 15 minute walk up to the 25-metre Attie Creek Falls. Make sure you pack your walking shoes!
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Cardwell Forest Drive Map

Attie Creek Falls
Photo by aussiedestinationsunknown

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4. WALLICHER FALLS

Wallicher Falls is part of a network of walks in the Palmerston section of Wooroonooran National Park.

It can be walked separately or as part of a longer walk from Henrietta Creek to Tchupala Falls Trackhead and possibly on to Crawfords Lookout and the North Johnstone River.
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Wallicher falls
Photo by chloektodd

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5. BEHANA GORGE

Only 45 minutes from Innisfail, Behana Gorge is an awesome place to spend a day hiking through rainforest, swimming in a crystal clear mountain stream and enjoying a picnic lunch.
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Behana Gorge
Photo by microholiday

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6. JOURAMA FALLS

Jourama Falls is truly a magical place to explore and is ideal for camping, day trips, photographers and bird lovers.
Fringed by rainforest, Waterview Creek tumbles down many picturesque cascades and rapids, offering beautiful spots to relax, camp, walk and enjoy watching birds, butterflies and other native wildlife.
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Jourama Falls
Photo by microholiday

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7. JOSEPHINE FALLS

Crystal clear water, Wet Tropics Rainforest, natural waterslides and large boulders to relax on… sounds like we’re dreaming right?
This is Josephine Falls.
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Josephine Falls
Photo by northcovecairns

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8. BLENCO FALLS

Blencoe Falls - one of the most stunning waterfalls in Australia - plunges 90m to the pool below, before cascading a further 230m to the bottom of Blencoe Gorge.
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Blencoe Falls
Photo by instabiggs

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9. PONYTAIL FALLS

After checking out the mighty Tully River from the Cardstone Weir Lookout, follow the river downstream and look out for the Number 11 painted on the road. A short walk and you'll be on the embankment overlooking the gorgeous single drop Ponytail Falls between rapids.
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malanda falls
Photo by Allthingspretty_leesh

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10. MENA CREEK FALLS

A beautiful single drop waterfall spanned by a Suspension Bridge and site of Queensland's first privately owned Hydro Electricity Generator. Have a picnic by the waterfall in the public Mena Creek Environmental Park or buy a ticket to Paronella Park and have your picnic there!
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Mena Creek Falls
Photo by Taken By Gio

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