Nandroya Falls is a spectacular 50m waterfall along Douglas Creek that drops from a basalt parapet. The walk takes you through thick jungle rainforest with lots to see and avoid.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Cairns, head south on the Bruce Highway for 82km and then right onto the Palmerston Highway. Follow this for 32km towards Millaa Millaa, where you park at the Henrietta Creek Camping on your right.


Nandroys Falls

Route/Trail notes:

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.

This walk can be done as a circuit walk, returning by the alternative route.



Other References/Comments:

Trees are often down and blocking the track, watch out for stinging trees, cassowaries and red bellied blacks!

Lots of great swimming options here.

Camping available at Henrietta Creek (fees apply).

There are numerous other waterfalls to visit along the Palmerston Highway including the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Tchupala Falls and Millaa Millaa Falls.


This was a beautiful walk through the rainforest. I took the "alternate" route first (ie go right at the fork for the longer walk) and returned via the shorter route, making this a loop. I wasn't tracking the time exactly, but it took me about 1hr 45mins all up (actual walking time). The track is quite easy; undulating but not steep at all. I'd say the medium rating here is accurate for the alternate route.

This area is so incredible, absolutely packed with diverse flora and fauna. And plenty of waterfalls. This waterfall is indeed something special.

TheImperialHiker on 9 Oct, 2022

Great walk through some dense rainforest and plenty of water running through the waterfalls and the crossings!

WogHiker on 12 Feb, 2021

Well signposted walk on the main track. The return leg offers an option of an alternative route of 4 kms. The alternate route was more difficult than the main track however there were numerous waterfalls on the route that one could see but not get to. The river had several access points in the early sections of the alternate route. Large sections of the alternate route are uphill so it is advisable to carry plenty of water if you plan to walk this route

Dave on 24 Sep, 2019

We enjoyed this walk very much. The Nandroya Falls were very impressive, it's a 60 meter drop waterfall up the top and down the bottom there's a very wide waterfall. A lush, bright green rainforest track with a bit of rock hopping to cross a couple of small waters. So worth it! Being there at the end of the wet season makes it more spectacular, but can get a bit slippery at certain spots.

Ronald and Ramona Jonkergouw on 20 Apr, 2019

Great walk in the rain! Just watch for trees and debris along the trail.

christopher davies on 6 Jan, 2017

Beautiful but quite spooky

AGerussi on 2014

The whole Palmerston/Doongan area of Wooronooran is probably my most favourite place in the world... Camping here is amazing - quiet and out of the way even though it is on a highway. The wildlife in this area is astounding! We stayed for 2 nights and both nights were enchanted by the light show of thousands of fireflies dancing through the whole night. The twilight call of the green grocer cicadas is amazing, but deafening!
We did most of the trails here - and along our way were met with ulysses butterflies, day moths, the rare french's longicorn, red bellied black snakes, insects so numerous and beautiful - and had a scary, but very special, run in with a young, shaggy cassowary and its parents who made a thundering ruckus wanting nothing more than to get out of our way. So be very wary of cassowaries!!

The surrounding towns are charming and the people friendly and fun - its well worth a visit!!

asterope on Nov, 2009

Another photo found in my album taken in 2001 shows that I did this walk, but can’t remember the details, as I completed three ‘falls’ walks that day.

F.A.B. on 19 Sep, 2001

Many times a week over summer, one of the best swimming holes in Australia at the end of it, stunning!

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My favorite swimming hole of all time is at the end of this walk. Did it hundreds of times as a kid

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