Far North Queensland’s Top 6 Waterfalls

In far north Queensland, rainforests reins. Follow mossy paths beneath towering canopies and seek refuge from the Queensland heat at one of these cooling waterfalls.

The Waterfalls Circuit

Spend the day chasing waterfalls along the Waterfall Circuit – a 17km loop that connects Millaa Millaa, Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls. Walk through the rainforest, stop for a pretty picnic and watch the falls cascade over rocky cliffs.

Nandroya Falls and Silver Falls

Wooroonooran National Park is home to Nandroya Falls and Silver Falls, both accessible on a 6km return walk from the car park. Cool off in the pool at the base of Nandroya and keep an eye out for the world’s largest fern – the King Fern.

Malanda Falls Conservation Park

Take a dip, picnic and spot platypuses and tree-kangaroos at Malanda Falls. Spend some time in the Visitor Centre and learn about the area’s volcanic past and the local indigenous people, the Ngadjon-ji.

Stoney Creek Falls

Just a 20-minute drive from Cairns, Stoney Creek Falls is loved for its crystal clear waterhole, rocky walking tracks and secret swimming spots.

Millstream Falls

Comprised of over 100 cascading falls, Millstream Falls is known as the widest-single drop waterfall in Australia. Take your time to explore, wander down the walking track or get a bird’s eye view from the mountain opposite.

Josephine Falls

An hour south of Cairns, Josephine Falls is a popular day trip destination for locals and visitors alike. Walk through lush rainforests to viewing platforms, swim in the popular watering hole or picnic beside the refreshing falls.

Image Credits: Tourism & Events Queensland & Matt Glastonbury