Waterfalls Cairns provides the ultimate fresh water shower

Waterfalls Cairns are magnificent. Get ready to explore some today.

There’s nothing better than a magnificent view of the tropical rainforest, except if you’re taking in the same scene from a rushing waterfall.

That’s what the Far North Queensland Waterfall Circuit offers.

These beautiful waterfalls on the Atherton Tablelands are a place to soak your body and purify your mind after a long hike and a cool shower on a gorgeous trail.

Have your camera ready to capture magic moments.

Millaa Millaa Falls

MIllaa Millaa Falls

Millaa Millaa, an aboriginal name that translates to the waterfall, is the most popular and photographed waterfall on the circuit.

Often featured as media locations to film commercials.

The town of Millaa Millaa flanks the falls and rises 820 metres above sea level.

The pool formed below is perfectly safe for swimming unless you are the daring sort who prefers to swim behind the rushing waters.

This is an excellent place to take spectacular photographs.

Ellinjaa Falls

Ellinjaa Falls

Third on the circuit is the very popular Ellinjaa Falls.

They thunder over a series of lava columns and rush to the bottom, forming pools that, unfortunately, are not recommended for swimming.

But, this cascade does afford another photo opportunity via a platform strategically situated for its glorious view.

Pepina Falls

Pepina Falls is probably one of the less well known waterfalls on the circuit, but it does not lack beauty.

It is only a short hike to the bottom, and if you’re willing to get wet, you can trek through the stream to get right in front of them.

Mungalli Falls

Mungalli, the final waterfall on the circuit, is also the tallest at 90 metres. This fall is arguably the most impressive, with swimming pools above and below.

It’s an incredible finale to the Waterfall Circuit of the Atherton Tablelands.

You’ll find a restaurant, cabins, and camp grounds to get nourishment, rest, and prepare for another full day of incredible sights in the Cairns Highlands.

Each of these waterfalls is a classic cascade and unique as they leap from the cliffs and plunge into the darkness of freshwater pools.

More diminutive, less known waterfalls dot the Cairns Waterfalls circuit. This region also boasts delicious tropical wildlife native to the rainforest, which you will surely meet along the way.

Whether taking a guided tour or hiring a car to go alone, you must not miss these unique gifts of nature.

While you are visiting, enjoy a delicious lunch at the Waterfall Cafe.

Babinda Boulders

Babinda Boulders

Babinda Boulders is a famous swimming hole—a place of spiritual significance in Aboriginal Culture.

The Babinda Boulders are a series of giant outcrops of granite boulders along Babinda Creek.

Click here to read The Legend of the Babinda Boulders.

Josephine Falls

Cairns Waterfalls

Josephine Falls is fed from Queensland’s highest mountain, Bartle Frere, part of the Wooroonooran National Park.

The waters are crystal clear and surrounded by lush rainforest.

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