Location - Girringun National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Distance - 1.5 km return from bridge or ~10 km return (from gate near Wallaman Falls camping area)
Duration - ~2-3 hours return from the bridge
Difficulty - Grade 5, rough track
The Butterfly Falls track takes you on a lovely walk through the forest to a lovely set of waterfalls near Wallaman Falls rediscovered by Madoc Sheehan. This area is home to many spectacular canyons and waterfalls. The track is called the "Butterfly Falls Track" and each waterfall has a different name relating to the Cairns birdwing butterfly. The well-marked track goes through thick woodland before crossing a small stream and then steeply descends down through the dense rainforest to Euphorion Falls and Ornithoptera Falls. Downstream of this amphitheatre is Birdwing Falls, a ~90m waterfall. The terrain includes uneven footings, rock hopping, bush bashing, steep climbs, and some exposed cliffs.
Madoc wants you to know that the trail is currently rough and will be improved on and the footpad embed with a bit more use. There is currently a bit of flagging tape used and this will be replaced with less frequent permanent markers over time.
The Townsville Bushwalking Club have led walks to this area.