Malanda Falls Conservation Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Things to do

    Tulip oak walk trail head. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Tulip oak walk trail head. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Viewing areas over the North Johnstone River. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Viewing areas over the North Johnstone River. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Learn about Ngadjon-Jii culture. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Learn about Ngadjon-Jii culture. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is not permitted in Malanda Falls Conservation Park.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation on the Atherton Tableland. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    There are two short walks through Malanda Falls Conservation Park.

    Tulip oak walk (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 1km return
    Time: allow 35min walking time
    Details: This short walk, starting near the toilet block, wanders through the Malanda Falls rainforest, stopping at viewing areas that overlook the North Johnstone River. Learn about the Ngadjon-Jii culture and lifestyle from trackside signs.

    Rainforest walk (Grade: easy)

    Distance: 1.5km return
    Time: allow 45min walking time
    Details: Starting on the opposite side of the road to the car park, this short walk follows the North Johnstone River before turning back through the forest to its starting point. Many of the towering rainforest trees are labelled.

    Guided tours and talks

    Ngadjon people provide guided walks through the Malanda Falls rainforest. Contact the Malanda Falls Visitor Centre for details as bookings are required. Several tour companies also visit Malanda Falls Conservation Park as part of their tour of the tableland. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    The Tablelands Regional Council's Malanda Falls Scenic Reserve, adjoining the conservation park, has toilets, picnic tables, shelters, barbecues and water access points.

    Viewing wildlife

    Birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians abound in Malanda Falls Conservation Park. During the day, look for birds from the canopy to the forest floor. Keep an eye out for platypus in the river, especially at dawn and dusk. Lumholtz's tree-kangaroos and green possums can sometimes be seen snoozing on branches during the day. At night you can use a spotlight to look for them in the canopy, as well as for leaf-tailed geckos, spiders and bats.

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