Blencoe Falls, Girringun National Park Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Kerry Trapnell © Queensland Government

Jabali walk

Journey type
5km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1.5–2hrs
Moderate (walk)

Accessible by

  • 4WD

Journey facilities

  • Walking

The Jabali (pronounced Ju-bah-li and meaning 'whiptail wallaby') walk starts just west of the camping area and allows visitors to discover the rugged country of the Australian bush. The walk travels through open eucalypt forest as it meanders towards the Blencoe Falls lookout. Return the same way or arrange for a pick up at the Blencoe Falls lookout car park.

Getting there and getting around

Blencoe Falls can be accessed from both inland and from the coast via unsealed roads that should only be attempted in dry conditions—four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended. Be aware that flooding may occur during the wetter months (December to April), particularly at Cashmere Crossing and Blencoe Creek bridge.

Access from the coast is via Kirrama Range Road. At Kennedy, 10km north of Cardwell, turn west and travel 6km to the base of Kirrama Range and a further 24km to Society Flat, Kirrama Range National Park. Continue another 44km to Blencoe Falls camping area. To access Herbert River Gorge lookout and Blencoe Falls lookout, continue 1.4km past the camping area to the signposted turn-off, then 5.2km to the parking area.

If travelling from inland, follow Gunnawarra Road (from its junction with the Kennedy Highway, 4km west of Mount Garnet) 55km then turn left onto Kirrama–Cashmere Road. Travel 45km along Kirrama-Cashmere Road to the signposted track to the Blencoe Falls and Herbert River Gorge lookouts. From here either turn and follow the track 5.2km to the lookout parking area, or continue another 1.4km to Blencoe Falls camping area.

Check park alerts and with the Department of Transport and Main Roads for local road conditions and river heights. The Bureau of Meteorology provides updated weather reports.

Wheelchair accessibility

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Girringun National Park is open 24 hours a day. Some walks may be closed during the wetter months, between December and April. Additional closures may occur for management purposes including pest plant and pest animal control. See park alerts for up-to-date information.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Blencoe Falls safely and Walk with care.