Ellinjaa Falls

Far North Queensland

Ellinjaa Falls are picturesque falls that are part of the Waterfalls Circuit along with Millaa Millaa and Zillie Falls. Enjoy the sound of the water rushing over a series of lava columns and watch for turtles and platypus. The falls are a great spot for swimming with a little ledge hidden behind the falls that you can sit on and take in the rainforest scenery.

Waterfalls
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Rainforest
702m
Maximum Elevation
22m
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Cairns, head south on the Bruce Highway for 82km and then right onto the Palmerston Highway. Follow this for 52km towards Millaa Millaa and 2.5km outside Millaa Millaa turn right into Theresa Creek Road (signposted) and follow for 3.5km. The car park and picnic area is on your right (1174 Theresa Creek Road). If you get to the Tea House and the signs for Millaa Millaa Falls, you missed the turning!

Maps:

None found.

Route/Trail notes:

Access to the base of the falls is via a walking track with steep steps that can be slippery when wet. Returning by the same route.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Whilst visiting Millaa Millaa Falls, this is a short distance away. There are numerous other waterfalls to visit along the Palmerston Highway including the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Tchupala Falls and Nandroya Falls.

Comments

I recently looked back through photos from an East Coast trip back in 2001 and came across five walks I had never recorded. I have to admit that I can’t remember anything about it but photos never lie.

F.A.B. on 19 Sep, 2001

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