Blencoe Falls

Looking for a truly wild place?

Blencoe Falls boasts spectacular scenery and an array of plant and animal life. The falls plunge 90m to the pool below, before cascading a further 230m to the base of the gorge. Just as impressive is the Herbert River Gorge with its towering cliffs and dry, rugged ridges.

Open forest dominates the escarpments and she-oaks line the Herbert River. Along the gullies and upper slopes of the Herbert River Gorge, vine-thicket rainforest scattered with hoop pines persists.

In the open forest, animals such as the elegant whiptail wallaby and gangly emu try to find sanctuary from the heat. In the river and creeks, freshwater turtles can be seen basking on logs or peering through the surface of the water.

Natural, cultural and historical values make this region a truly special place. We invite you to explore the park, learn about its history and enjoy the diverse plant and animal life.

Camping in Blencoe Falls

Blencoe Falls camping area offers both walk-in and vehicle-based bush camping in a peaceful setting. There are some sites nestled amongst trees adjacent to Blencoe Creek or larger sites in open woodland that are a short walk from the creek.

To avoid trampling vegetation, disturbing wildlife and causing erosion, please keep your four-wheel-drive vehicle on marked tracks. Failure to stay on the track may incur a penalty.

If you prefer to rough it, then limited bush camping opportunities exist as part of the Wet Tropics Great Walk. These are hike-in sites and campers need to be totally self-sufficient.

Camp fires are allowed within the camping areas but firewood must not be collected from the national park.

Camping permits are available from the friendly staff at the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre.

Getting Here

Blencoe Falls can be accessed from inland and coastal roads. Unsealed roads should only be attempted in dry conditions and four-wheel drives are recommended.

Please be aware that during the wet season access may be restricted due to flooding.  

Walks

Click here for information on the moderate grade walk at Blencoe Falls Lookout.

Click here for information on the moderate grade walk, Jabali Walk.

Maps

Click here to download the Blencoe Falls camping area map.

Click here to download the Girringun National Park and surrounds map.