Wallaman Falls, Girringun National Park Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Peter Lik © Tourism and Events Qld

Visiting Wallaman Falls safely

    Discover the rainforest at Wallaman Falls. Photo: Steven Nowakowski © Queensland Government

    Discover the rainforest at Wallaman Falls. Photo: Steven Nowakowski © Queensland Government

    Getting there and getting around

    Wallaman Falls is located 51 km south-west of Ingham, about 1 hr drive through rural properties. Travel west from Ingham along Abergowrie Road to Trebonne. From here, the route is well signposted. While part of the road is unsealed, it can still be accessed using a conventional vehicle. 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

    There are no wheelchair-accessible tracks or facilities in this section of Girringun National Park.

    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.
    • Treat all water before drinking.

    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 events. Contact us 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.