Posted Jun 27, 2018
Nandroya Falls is at the highest point of the Nandroya Falls walk which begins at the Henrietta Creek picnic area on the Palmerston Highway.
This is a magnificent waterfall & a refreshing well earned swim at the end of a 6.5km walk.
Nandroya Falls circuit track (Grade: moderate)
Distance: 6km return
Time: Allow about 2– 3hrs walking time for the full circuit
Details: From the western side of Henrietta Creek camping area, cross the footbridge over Henrietta Creek.
After a short distance the track divides—the left branch leads 1.7km to Nandroya Falls, winding along the upper valley of Douglas Creek, passing the 10m high Silver Creek Falls on the way.
The right branch is a longer 3.5km route to the falls. At Nandroya Falls, Douglas Creek drops in a narrow, uninterrupted, 50m fall from a basalt parapet.
This walk can be done as a circuit walk, returning by the alternative route.
There are pleasant swimming holes at South Johnstone camping area, Gooligans day-use area and Henrietta Creek camping area.
The Henrietta Creek camping area is a beautiful spot to steep yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Tropical Coast Rainforest.
Henrietta Creek camping area
Features: grassy camping area next to Henrietta Creek, surrounded by rainforest.
Location: just off the Palmerston Highway, 38km from Innisfail.
Access: the camping area can be reached by conventional vehicle.
While you are in the area, marvel at the immaculately manicured Nucifora Tea Plantation.
Photo Courtesy of timclark1