Millaa Millaa Falls

North Queensland

Millaa Millaa Falls is the most beautiful and iconic waterfall of the waterfall-laden Atherton Tablelands region. What the falls has going for it, is a lush rainforest setting fringed with broad ferns, colourful flowers and a plunge pool suitable for swimming. Even though the size of the falls is modest, at 18.3m, it possessed a photo-friendly classical rectangular shape, which complements the idyllic scenery well.

Waterfalls
Swimming
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
774m
Maximum Elevation
16m
Total Climb

Getting There:

From Cairns, head south on the Bruce Highway for 82km and then right onto the Palmerston Highway. Follow this for 54km towards Millaa Millaa and at the Tea House, turn right into Theresa Creek Road (signposted) for 2km, before turning left onto the gravelled Millaa Falls Road. Car park is at the end of the road.

Maps:

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Route/Trail Notes:

From the car park walk down to the front of the waterhole and along the side, before you swim out to the waterfall, go behind it, out the other side and swim back.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

More a smimathon than a bushwalk, you will end up spending more than the half hour here, picnicking, more cooling swims and just enjoying the majesty of this place.

Make the most of your day, by visiting the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Tchupala Falls and Nandroya Falls on your way along the Palmerston Highway.

Comments

With adventurous bushwalking off the cards at the moment (Jan 2020), due to severe weather conditions, I had a look back through my record to see if there were a few I had never posted and this was one from 2001.
This is a most wonderful place, whilst Josephine Falls gets all the cred, this place beats it in every way; from its surrounding lush rainforest garden, waterhole for cooling off and a beautiful waterfall, which you can get under and behind, what more could you want.

F.A.B. on 19 Sep, 2001

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