Malanda Falls Conservation Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

Visiting Malanda Falls safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Malanda township is 120km from Cairns via the Gillies Highway. From Malanda, follow the main street as it becomes Malanda–Atherton Road to the western edge of the township. Turn right into the carpark just after crossing the North Johnstone River.

    From Atherton, follow Malanda–Atherton Road to the outskirts of Malanda.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    There are no wheelchair accessible facilities at Malanda Falls Conservation Park.

    Staying safe

    • Avoid stinging trees. These plants grow to 4m high and have large, heart-shaped leaves with serrated edges. Do not touch these plants as it will result in a very painful sting. If you are stung and symptoms are severe, seek medical advice.
    • Always carry water and wear a hat and sturdy footwear.
    • 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 enjoy your time at Malanda Falls Conservation Park remember to bring:

    • drinking water
    • appropriate footwear.

    Opening hours

    Malanda Falls Conservation Park is open 24 hours a day.

    Permits and fees

    If you intend conducting a commercial tour, wedding, school excursion or scientific research in Malanda Falls Conservation Park, a permit may be required. See park permits and policies for further information.


    Domestic animals are not permitted in Malanda Falls Conservation Park.

    Climate and weather

    The lower humidity and daytime temperatures at Malanda Falls Conservation Park are a pleasant escape from the coastal extremes. Maximum summer temperatures are around 29°C while winter temperatures can fall below 10°C at night. Most of the rain falls during the wet season, between October and March. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available from Malanda. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.