Distance: 800m return
Time: 45 mins
The Banggurru (pronounced 'Bun-gu-roo' and meaning turtle) walk provides an opportunity for the whole family to experience some of the beauty of the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest along the banks of Stony Creek. Be sure to spend a moment peering into the rock pools—you could be rewarded with a glimpse of a playtpus, or hear the plop of a water dragon seeking refuge in the creek. Saw-shelled turtles can also be seen basking on logs or peeking through the surface of the water.
Don't swim if the water is high over the rocks and flowing fast. Take the family for a stroll through the rainforest, along the banks of Stony Creek. Discover the different strategies that rainforest plants use to fight for their survival. Don't forget to spend a moment peering into the rock pools - you could be rewarded with a glimpse of a platypus, or hear the plop of a water dragon seeking refuge in the stream. Saw-shelled turtles can be seen basking on logs or peeking through the surface of the water.
Banggurru (Turtle) Walk is near Wallaman Falls. Wallaman Falls is 51 kilometres drive from Ingham. Normal travel time is about an hour each way. Travel 8 kilometres west of Ingham to Trebonne and turn left. Follow the signs to Wallaman Falls, over the Stone River and up Wallaman Falls Road. The road climbs steeply up the range and is slippery when wet. Caravans and trailers are not recommended. Cassowaries are sometimes seen in the rainforest sections, so please drive carefully. The lookout and the campground are about 2 kilometres apart on different forks of the road near the falls.