Wallaman Falls, Girringun National Park Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Peter Lik © Tourism and Events Queensland

Visiting Wallaman Falls safely

    Image of the rainforest at Wallaman Falls.

    Discover the rainforest at Wallaman Falls.

    Photo credit: Steven Nowakowski © Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    Wallaman Falls is located 51km south-west of Ingham, about 1hr drive through rural properties. Travel west from Ingham along Abergowrie Road to Trebonne. From here, the route is well signposted. The road to Wallaman Falls is a sealed bitumen road, suitable for conventional vehicles. Care is required on the range, which is slippery when wet. Towing caravans is not recommended.

    For your safety access to the top of Wallaman Falls and surrounding escarpment is restricted (PDF, 453.6KB) .

    Wheelchair accessibility

    Wheelchair access, with assistance, is possible to the Wallaman Falls lookout and both toilets located at the day-use area and in the camping area.

    Staying safe

    • Never jump or dive into water—there may be submerged objects.
    • Take care around cliffs, steep slopes and rock faces along the track, and at lookouts.
    • Stay on the tracks and take care on uneven surfaces, especially in wet conditions.
    • Protect yourself from the sun. Wear sunscreen, a hat and a long-sleeved shirt, even on cloudy days.
    • Wear insect repellent, clothing and shoes to protect yourself from stings, scratches and bites.
    • Avoid stinging trees. These plants are found at rainforest edges. They grow to 4m high and have large, heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Do not touch these plants as it will almost certainly result in a very painful sting. If you are stung, and symptoms are severe, seek medical attention.
    • Carry at least one form of communication equipment. Satellite phones and Personal Location Beacons (PLBs) are the most effective in this area. There is no mobile phone coverage.
    • In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000). Download the Triple Zero emergency app—it could save your life.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    To ensure an enjoyable visit please remember to bring:

    • a basic first-aid kit including a space blanket
    • adequate clothing for all weather conditions including rain
    • sturdy, reliable, worn-in footwear
    • a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and insect repellent
    • adequate containers to carry enough water for a day's walk
    • bring adequate drinking water – water is not suitable for drinking at Wallaman Falls camping area.
    • rubbish bags
    • at least one form of communication equipment. Mobile phone coverage is limited. A public phone is located at the Wallaman Falls camping area.

    Opening hours

    Girringun National Park is open 24 hours a day. Some walks may be closed during the wetter months (November to May). Additional closures may occur for management purposes.

    Permits and fees

    Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

    Permits are required for commercial or organised group activities. View permits and fees for further information.


    Please leave your pets at home—domestic animals are not permitted in Girringun National Park.

    Climate and weather

    To ensure your experience is fun and comfortable, try to visit between April and September when the weather and track conditions are at their best.

    Daytime temperatures and humidity can be high at any time of the year and nights can be very cool. Frosts can occur in some elevated areas. Please carry suitable clothing to accommodate all extremes. July to October is generally the driest period, but heavy rain can fall at any time.

    Contact the Bureau of Meteorology for the latest weather reports.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available from local towns such as Ingham, Cardwell and Townsville.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.