Waterfalls Cairns take the ultimate freshwater 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 majestic falls on the Atherton Tablelands are a place to soak your body and purify your mind after a long hike and a refreshing shower on a gorgeous rainforest trail.

Have your camera ready. The Cairns waterfalls are spectacular.

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 falls are flanked by the town of Millaa Millaa and rise nearly 1500 kilometres 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 is probably one of the less well-known waterfalls on the circuit but not lacking in 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.

Here you’ll find a restaurant, cabins and campgrounds to get nourishment and rest to prepare for another full day of incredible site-seeing 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.

Smaller, less-known waterfalls dot the Cairns Waterfalls circuit. This region also boasts exotic tropical wildlife native to the rainforest that 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.

Waterfalls Cairns
Zillie Falls, North Queensland

Babinda Boulders

Waterfalls Cairns

Babinda Boulders are 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.

Looking for other great things to do in and around Cairns? Why not escape to beautiful Green Island