Wallaman Falls Section, Wet Tropics Great Walk Townsville | Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Robert Ashdown © Qld Govt

About Wallaman Falls Section

    Walk highlights

    The Wallaman Falls Section of Girringun National Park forms part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It boasts spectacular scenery and an array of plant and animal life. The Wet Tropics Great Walk enables you to discover some of the region’s diverse landscapes. The creeks and rivers are home to platypus, eastern water dragons and saw-shelled turtles. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the unique musky rat-kangaroo or the endangered southern cassowary.

    The Wet Tropics Great Walk passes through the traditional lands of the Warrgamaygan Aboriginal people. The land holds great cultural significance to them.

    Part of the walking track also follows a section of the Dalrymple Track. This historic route from the coast to the inland enabled essential supplies to be hauled to the frontier homesteads.

    Read more about the culture and history of the Wallaman Falls Section of the Wet Tropics Great Walk.

    Walk management

    The Wallaman Falls Section of the Wet Tropics Great Walk is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. It is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation.

    A management plan for Girringun National Park will be produced in the future.

    Tourism information links

    Flinders Mall Information Centre (Townsville Enterprise Ltd)
    www.townsvilleenterprise.com.au
    Flinders Mall
    Townsville Qld 4810
    ph (07) 4721 3660 or 1800 801 902
    fax (07) 4726 2700
    email tel@tel.com.au

    Rainforest and Reef Information Centre
    142 Victoria Street, Cardwell
    PO Box 74
    Cardwell Qld 4849
    ph (07) 4066 8601
    fax (07) 4066 8116
    email Hinchinbrook.Camp@des.qld.gov.au

    A partnership between QPWS and the Cassowary Coast Regional Council, managed by Great Green Way Tourism Incorporated.

    Tyto Wetland Information Centre
    www.tyto.com.au
    Bruce Highway
    Ingham Qld 4850
    ph (07) 4776 4792
    fax (07) 4776 3039
    email ceo@hinchinbrook.qld.gov.au

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.