Ponytail Falls and Champagne Falls

Ponytail Falls and Champagne Falls
Cover photo by @the_blklstd_life

Location - Tully Gorge National Park, Far North Queensland, Australia
Difficulty - Grade 3
Distance - 20 metres return
Time - Allow 20 minutes return

Located along the Tully River, Ponytail Falls is the perfect place to visit on your way to Tully Gorge. Ideal to visit when it's hot, humid to have a refreshing dip – be mindful of the crocodiles way downstream though. Champagne Falls is approximately 100 metres downstream of Ponytail Falls.

Champagne Falls
Champagne Falls; Photo credit: @workfortravel

How to get there

There are two ways to reach Ponytail Falls – drive or paddle. These falls, along with many others, are commonly seen when white-water kayaking or rafting the Tully River.

Driving to Tully Gorge (-17.807933,145.688779). When you're on Tully Gorge Road, look out for the number 11 painted on the road. Walk down the short track to Ponytail Falls. Rock hope downstream approximately 100 metres downstream Champagne Falls.

While in the area, be sure to also check out Cardstone Weir - a natural formation with an impressive, swimmable shute.

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