Wallaman Falls

1 h to 1 h 30 min

2.3 km
return

↑ 378 m
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Hard track
Starting from the car park at the end of Lookout Road, Wallaman, this walk takes you to the Djinda Lookout and the base of the Wallaman Falls via the Djinda Walk track, visiting Herbert River Lookout along the way. With its 268 metre drop into a 20 metre deep rock pool, Wallaman Falls is the tallest single-drop waterfall in Australia. From the Wallaman Falls Lookout near the start, you’ll get a truly exceptional view of this huge waterfall. With the big vertical rock face and green scenery around it, the fall looks like a high-definition desktop background. After taking in that view, you’ll be heading down to the base of the waterfall via a narrow and steep track. Lift your head up every once in a while to have a chance to see rainbows from different angles. When you get to the base, the sheer size of the waterfall will surely dazzle you as the refreshing water spray cools you off. Swimming is not recommended due to falling rocks/boulders from the top. Take care around the base of the waterfall as the wet rocks can be extremely slippery, and try to avoid this hike after rain to be safe. Keep an eye out for snakes in warmer months. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-18.5891783,145.8055777)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Lannercost Street then drive for 8.7 km
  • Turn left onto Stone River Road and drive for another 5.6 km
  • Turn right onto Venables Crossing Road and drive for another 730 m
  • Turn left onto Lannercost Extension Road and drive for another 640 m
  • Turn right onto Wallaman Falls Road and drive for another 34.1 km
  • Turn right onto Wallaman Falls Road and drive for another 1.2 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Wallaman Falls Car Park at the end of Lookout Road, pass through the bollard and head towards the white signpost, moving directly away from the sheltered signpost next to the road. Join the Djinda Walk track following the signage, then follow the said track as it veers left and passes by Herbert River Lookout. Stay on the designated track as it meanders down the woodland to continue along the Wallaman Falls Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Wallaman Falls Lookout (about 50 m back from the start).
After another 55 m veer right, to head along Djinda Walk.
Find the toilet at the start.
After another 240 m come to the "Herbert River Lookout" (on your left).
After another 220 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 235 m pass a seat (on your right).
After another 450 m come to "Djinda Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Wallaman Falls


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.3 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 30 m from the start.

Seat: There are 2 on route, on average they are 780 m apart with the largest gap of 1.6 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
30 m[toilet]
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