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Cairns Waterfalls Circuit

Cairns Waterfalls Circuit: Skywalks, Slides and 'Tea' Kangaroos!

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.

Cairns Waterfall Circuit - Viewing deck at Mount Hypipamee National Park - The Crater - The Atherton Tablelands

The Crater

Our first stop is is at Mount Hypipamee National Park  one of the best place so see a Southern Cassowary.

Within this beautiful rainforest hides a 70 metre wide volcanic crater. Fifty-eight metres below the rim is a lake over 70 metres deep, covered with a green layer of native waterweed.

Dinner Falls at Mount Hypipamee National Park - The Atherton Tablelands

Dinner Falls

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.

Nerada Tea Plantation - Atherton Tablelands waterfall circuit

Nerada Tea

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! 

Cairns Waterfalls Circuit Milla Milla Falls

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’ 

Herbal Essences TV Commercial and XXXX Gold TV Commercial

We didn’t quite reenact any scenes, but a refreshing swim under the waterfall was delightful!

Zillie Falls Cairns Waterfalls Circuit

Zillie Falls

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)

Ellinjaa Falls Cairns Waterfalls Circuit

Ellinjaa Falls

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.

Mamu Tropical Skywalk Cairns Waterfalls Circuit

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!

Josephine Falls Cairns Waterfalls Circuit

Josephine Falls

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.

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