Location - Girringun National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Distance - ~23 km return
Duration - ~6-12 hours return
Difficulty - 5, on- and off-track, creek swimming and wading
Garrawalt Falls is a scenic area where the Garrawalt Creek flows over the Sea View Range escarpment. Although it may not be as spectacular as the nearby Wallaman Falls, Garrawalt Falls has a vertical drop of 90 metres into a gorge followed by a series of cascades into the large pool below, called 'the amphitheater' by some. Garrawalt Creek flows north through the Mount Fox area and after meandering through open savannah, oak forests, and jungle scrubs, joins the Herbert River not far upstream from Abergowrie.
Garrawalt may mean "a resting place in the forest" and with views out along the Garrawalt Valley and down to the Herbert River, who wouldn't want to rest here and take it all in.
How to get there
Drive to Wallaman Falls. Past the camping ground and cross Stony Creek bridge. Soon after the bridge is a gate. Park your car here and walk along Garrawalt Road until you reach Garrawalt Creek Bridge. Garrawalt Road is part of the great walk.
From the bridge, you have several options. However, swimming down the creek (deep in places) may be the best option.
Maps Download - GPX, KML - askPhotos in this artilce are by Luen Warneke and Jake Crosby