Millstream Falls National Park Tropical North Queensland

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Visiting Millstream Falls safely

    Getting there and getting around

    Ravenshoe is 147 km from Cairns via the Gillies Highway. Big Millstream Falls is 3.5 km south-west of Ravenshoe on the Kennedy Highway. Turn left into the signposted entrance and follow the 1 km road to the picnic area. Parking is available for long vehicles.

    Little Millstream Falls is accessed by a separate route. From Ravenshoe, travel along Tully Falls Road for 3 km and then turn right into Wooroora Road. Follow this for 1.5 km to the turn-off to the car park.

    Wheelchair accessibility

    The toilet at Big Millstream Falls is wheelchair-accessible with assistance.

    Staying safe

    • Wear appropriate safety gear and be realistic about your riding and driving abilities. Ride and drive to the conditions.
    • Beware of other road users. Vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians use the roads in this park.
    • Obey speed limits and safety and advisory signs.
    • Let a responsible person know your travel plans and when you expect to return.
    • Treat all water before drinking.
    • Always carry water, wear a hat and sturdy footwear, and try to walk in the cooler part of the day.
    • Stay on the track and take care on uneven surfaces, especially in wet conditions.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    To enjoy your time at Millstream Falls National Park remember to bring:

    • sunscreen, a hat and a long-sleeved shirt.

    Opening hours

    Millstream Falls National Park is open 24 hours a day. Parts of the park are occasionally closed for seasonal, planned burns. See park alerts for up-to-date information.

    Permits and fees

    Special permits are required for commercial or organised group activities. Contact us for further information.


    Domestic animals are not permitted in Millstream Falls National Park.

    Climate and weather

    The lower humidity and daytime temperatures at Millstream Falls National Park are a pleasant escape from the coastal extremes. Maximum summer temperatures are around 29 ° C while winter temperatures can fall below 10 °C, when frosts are not uncommon. Most of the rain falls during the wet season, between November and March. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Fuel and supplies

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

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.