About Millstream Falls
Plunging over the edge of a columnar basalt lava flow, Big Millstream Falls is reputedly the widest single-drop waterfall in Australia. A walking track leads to a viewing area over the falls. Here, in the rain shadow of the Great Dividing Range, the dry, open woodland vegetation is dominated by eucalypts.
A separate entrance to the park leads to Little Millstream Falls. View these beautiful falls from just near the car park or take the steep and narrow track to their base.
Millstream Falls National Park lies within the traditional country of the Jirrbal Aboriginal people. The Jirrbal lived in the rainforest in semi-permanent villages, and used the rainforest's rich resources for food medicine and materials.
The park has a rich World War II history. Camp sites were constructed for the Battalions of the 7th and 9th Divisions between 1943 and 1945. The campsites were built to hold almost 1000 men each and were mostly tent accommodation and cooking, latrine and washing facilities. A network of rock-lined granite paths and roads linked the facilities. Many of these and other features are still visible along the World War II heritage walk
Read more about the nature, culture and history of Millstream Falls National Park.
- Riders and drivers must be licensed and vehicles must be registered.
- Stay on the formed roads—off-road trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving is not allowed. Mountain-bikes are not permitted on walking track or boardwalks. Avoid causing erosion and surface damage to roads.
- Avoiding driving and riding on unsealed roads during and after heavy rains.
- Wash vehicles and gear thoroughly before entering this park to prevent the spread of weeds and diseases.
- Please do not feed the wildlife—it can affect their health and alter the natural population balance.
See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Millstream Falls National Park was gazetted on 19 June 1909, the first national park in North Queensland. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) manages the park to:
- protect the park's natural condition
- ensure rare and threatened species are protected
- provide facilities for minimal impact and nature-based recreation
- protect the park from overuse
- concentrate human activity in less sensitive areas
- help visitors enjoy the park's special attractions.
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Millstream Falls
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