Malanda Falls Rainforest Walk
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 141 Malanda Atherton Rd, Malanda

  • End: 141 Malanda Atherton Rd, Malanda

  • Location: Malanda Falls Conservation Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 1,670 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -17.35533877

  • Longitude: 145.5861104

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Malanda Falls Rainforest Walk is a 1.5km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Malanda Falls Conservation Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

Malanda Falls Rainforest Walk is located within the Malanda Falls Conservation Park on the Atherton Tablelands. Malanda Falls, on the North Johnstone River, tumbles over basalt rock formed by an ancient lava flow that spread from the Mount Hypipamee area 15 kilometres away.

About the region

The Malanda Falls is a cascade waterfall on the North Johnstone River, located in the Tablelands Region in the Far North of Queensland, Australia.

The falls are situated on the Atherton Tableland, near the town of Malanda. They are within the Malanda Falls Conservation Park.

The North Johnstone River is prone to significant flooding in the wet season. There are two 20-minute walks in the surrounding rainforest, with a chance of seeing a tree kangaroo. The visitor centre books guided walks with aboriginal guides. It also has displays on the rainforest, geology and history of Malanda. The visitor centre and museum burnt down in 2010 and was rebuilt in 2013.

The swimming pool and associated infrastructure is very popular with locals and tourists. The Malanda Falls Swimming Pool is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register as an early example of tourist infrastructure in North Queensland.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com