Djyinda Walk

North Queensland
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Walk to the base of Wallaman Falls, the highest permanent single drop waterfall in Australia at 268 meters. It’s not so much the distance that makes this trail a challenge, but rather the 228 metre descent (and more importantly, ascent back to the top!). But it’s worth every step. The track wanders through open forest, along the escarpment overlooking the Herbert River Valley, into the gorge and through thick rainforest. Take care and go slow - not just because the trail warrants it, but because there are few times in your life when you’ll get to experience untouched nature like this all to yourself.

Waterfalls
Lookouts
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Rainforest
228m
Maximum Elevation
320m
Total Climb

Getting there:

A scenic one-hour drive inland from the sugarcane town of Ingham and about 2.5hr north-west from Townsville. Wallaman Falls is nestled within the Girringun National Park, where you can park in the Day Use Area.

Maps:

Girringun National 

https://www.hinchinbrookway.com.au/sites/default/files/pdf/wallaman-falls-map.pdf

Route/Trail notes:

The first 200m is easy with chains to hold onto and a relatively flat cement track but then it starts to get serious with large and small rocks to step down from and tree branches and vines hanging down, the descent is relatively easy with the reward of the Wallaman Falls to view at the bottom, however coming back up is heart pumping and you make use of the stools they have placed beside the track to catch your breath! 

Permits/Costs:

None. None, however if you wish to camp nearby it is $27.50 per family per night (2021).

Parks Camp Bookings

Other References/Comments:

https://www.hinchinbrookway.com.au/djyinda-walk

GPS Tracks

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Comments

Steep walk of 3 klms from lookout to base of waterfall. Well worth the effort to see the waterfall from the base. Good, well defined track. Take drinks. Did this in June & still needed fluids making our way back up. So be careful of the heat & humidity. From the lookout the track drops from 600 metre to 336 metres at the base over 1.55 klms. Even in dry weather the last few hundred metres is slippery due to the mist spray from the falls.

Cheryl on 12 Jun, 2020

This is quite a steep and narrow track and can get quite slippery at some places, especially after a bit of rain. However it is very easy to follow and down the bottom you'll start hearing the water coming down of the waterfall. It is very impressive to watch the force of water plunging down. The mist that comes of the bottom of the falls makes it even more special on sunny days, because there will be a beautiful rainbow visible. Best time to be there for this is mid morning. So worth it! The climb going back to the car park, can be a bit difficult for some in the humidity of this rain forest.

Ronald and Ramona Jonkergouw on 18 Apr, 2019

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