Tropical North Queensland
Cairns Waterfalls Circuit is one of the best self drives in Australia. Stunning waterfalls and tropical rainforest abundant with wildlife.
But if you prefer to take a tour ‘On The Wallaby’ is an excellent eco experience.
Further down the rainforest track Dinner Falls awaits. A perfect palce to enjoy a refreshing swim.
We continued our tropical walk whilst looking for Cassowaries, but these huge birds are excellent at hiding in the dense rainforest.
Only 30 minutes drive north east is Nerada Tea Plantation near Malanda.
Here you can search for Tree Kangaroo’s whist enjoying a selection of locally grown tea’s and homemade cakes.
Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo
Within minutes of arriving, we spotted a Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo high up in the trees feasting on flowers growing within the leaves!
Milla Milla Falls
The natural beauty of Cairns waterfalls circuit is the perfect place for nature lovers and is just 30 minutes south of Malanda.
This stunning plunge waterfall was made famous by Peter Andre’s – ‘Mysterious Girl’
We didn’t quite reenact any scenes, but a refreshing swim under the waterfall was delightful!
Zillie Falls is the next waterfall to visit on the 17km Waterfall Circuit.
This powerful waterfall cascades over the hillside and has a viewing platform from above. (No swimming here)
The final waterfall on this circuit is Ellinjaa falls, a stunning ledge waterfall located in Ellinjaa Creek.
Here we enjoy a short forest walk before being greeted with this beautiful waterfall.
Skywalk the Rainforest
Equally impressive is Mamu Tropical Skywalk just 15 minutes south of Milla Milla.
Walk amongst the treetops of the Rainforest before visiting the 37 metre observation tower, providing spectacular panoramic views above the Daintree rainforest. The view is incredible!
To complete your adventure, swim and slide the picturesque Josephine Falls. It’s lots of fun but make sure its safe to do so!
Alternatively, enjoy the 1.2 kilometre return walk through beautiful world heritage-listed rainforest.