Tully Falls National Park Tropical North Queensland

Photo credit: Photo: Barry Schmith © Qld Govt

Things to do

    The first trail head on Wabunga Wayemba rainforest walking track. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    The first trail head on Wabunga Wayemba rainforest walking track. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    A steep side track leads to the falls. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    A steep side track leads to the falls. Photo: Tamara Vallance.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping is only available in Tully Falls National Park along the Misty Mountains wilderness tracks.

    Other accommodation

    A range of accommodation—including hotels, motels, caravan parks, bed and breakfasts, and hostels—is provided on the Atherton and Evelyn tablelands. For more information, see the tourism information links.

    Walking

    Wabunga Wayemba rainforest walking track (Grade: moderate)

    Distance: full circuit 5.5km return (including side track to waterfall viewing platform)
    Time: allow 2.5hrs walking time
    Details: The track can be accessed from two trailheads on Tully Falls Road: the first is 11.5km from Ravenshoe and the second is a further 1.8km along. About halfway along the walking track (1.2km from either trailhead), a steep side track (690m return) leads from a shelter shed to a viewing platform overlooking a waterfall on Charmillin Creek, where clear mountain water cascades over moss-coated rocks into a shallow pool. This side track includes numerous stone steps that can become slippery in wet weather. Visitors who wish to walk the full track from one trailhead to the other should return via the same route—walking the 1.8km of Tully Falls Road between the trailheads is not recommended as it is narrow, winding and potentially dangerous for pedestrians.

    Misty Mountains wilderness tracks

    Some of the Misty Mountains wilderness tracks (a 130km network of short and long-distance tracks) are within Tully Falls National Park, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the less accessible parts of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Some tracks are suitable only for bushwalkers, while others are shared tracks with mountain biking permitted.

    Trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving

    Vehicles are only allowed on gazetted roads—they are not permitted off-road, including on walking tracks and boardwalks. Riders and drivers must be licensed and trail-bikes and vehicles must be registered. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles.

    There is a scenic road network suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles nearby—see Misty Mountains wilderness tracks for more information.

    For more information, see trail-bike riding and four-wheel driving.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    No day-use areas are provided in Tully Falls National Park. There is a day-use area further along Tully Falls Road at Tully Gorge lookout in Tully Gorge National Park.

    Mountain biking

    Unless otherwise indicated, bicycles are only allowed on gazetted roads—they are not generally permitted on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service walking tracks. Expect to share the roads with pedestrians, motorbikes, vehicles and other cyclists.

    Part of the Misty Mountains wilderness tracks network (a 130km network of short and long-distance tracks) is within Tully Falls National Park, offering visitors an opportunity to explore the less accessible parts of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Some tracks are suitable only for bushwalkers, while others are shared tracks with mountain biking permitted.  

    For more information, see cycling.