Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls is part of the traditional lands of the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people. 'Nginba Warrgamaygan Ngarji'. They hope you will enjoy your visit and respect this sacred place.

The highest,  single-drop waterfall (268m) in Australia, Wallaman Falls is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, home to some of the oldest rainforests on earth and many endangered plants and animals.

From the lookout, you can witness its sheer size and tranquility and if you're lucky the perfect photographic opportunity, but if you're bold, trekking down to the bottom of the falls will leave you breathless.  You don’t truly get a full appreciation of the magnitude of the height of the falls until you reach the bottom and witness the power of the water crashing into the rocks in front of you. Even when days seem a bit bleak, Wallaman Falls never ceases to amaze.  Surrounded in cloud, the breeze gently blows it away revealing glimpses of its glory, rainbows and uprising mist making it a photographers paradise.  

On the road to Wallaman Falls, Cassowaries can be regulary spotted walking along the sides of the road, quite often with chicks during breeding season.


Each track has been given a language name by the Traditional Owners, the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people.

Two short walks are available from Wallaman Falls:

Banggurru walk—800m return (allow 45 mins) Grade: easy

Djyinda walk—3.2km return (allow 2 hrs) Grade: moderate

For the more adventurous, Wallaman Falls is the gateway to the Wet Tropics Great Walk where you have the choice of three walking tracks:

Buujan Quiinbiira walk — 37.5km one way (allow 2 days) Grade: Difficult

Djagany (goanna) walk — 56.8km one way (allow 3 days) Grade: Difficult

Gugigugi (butterfly) walk — 37.5km one way (allow 2 days) Grade: Difficult

Read more about the Wet Tropics Great Walk, which may be closed during the wet season, and for management purposes.


Walk along the short 800 metre Bangguru Track to reach a cool, deep refreshing waterhole perfect for the whole family.

Located at the waterhole, are large rock pools flowing with water and sandbars perfect for sun tanning.

Surrounded by the sound of nature and lush green rainforest.

Swimming is not permitted at the bottom of Wallaman Falls. 


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