Wallaman Falls are located in the northern part of Queensland in the Girringun National Park where unique flora can be found and traced back since the time of the ancient continent Gondwana. The waters of this amazing waterfall fall from 268 meters in a 20-meter deep basin. Wallaman Falls are the tallest in Australia and are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. The fall is formed by the waters of Stony Creek, a tributary of the Herbert River running through the Atherton Plateau. The high waterfall cliffs are formed as a result of the 50-million year flow of the Herbert River waters and its tributaries on their way to Coral Sea.
The scenery around the falls is a stunning part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. The breathtaking landscape includes arrowy summits, impressive canyons and dense wet forests with all kind of eucalyptus plants. Mossman Gorge near the town of Mossman is incredibly beautiful and offers perfect swimming spots. This protected piece of Australia and its virgin nature is full of wildlife among which the cassowaries (ostrich-like birds), the tree-kangaroos, bowerbirds and salt-water crocodiles.
The best time to visit the Wallaman Falls and the surroundings is between April and November. The closest airport is in Cairns where the travelers can book and begin their tours to the wonderful sites of North Queensland.