Location: Girringun National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Height: 268 m
Elevation: 545 m
Number of drops: 1
Wallaman Falls is Australia's highest permanent single-drop waterfall located in Girringun National Park.
While most people just view Wallaman Falls from the lookout or walk down to the base of the falls, some more adventurous beings set up rope swings, base jump, abseil, highline, rock climb the walls, and canyon down Stony Creek; though entry to the top of the falls and the surrounding escarpment is prohibited without a permit or written approval. The first ascent of Wallaman Falls was in 1989 using traditional protection with the route goes up to the right of the falls and it is not known to have had a second ascent.
How to get there
Wallaman Falls are a two hour drive north from Townsville and accessible by conventional vehicle. Drive towards Ingham and then turn left following the signs leading you to the waterfall. The last part of the route is dirt road but is suitable for normal cars.
Stony Creek Downstream
Rock hop downstream to the lower falls. Continue to climb down around left. Watch out for stinging trees. Swim past the two large pools. A good circuit is to climb up the other creek and enjoy it's wonderful falls and bathtub-like pools.
The route starts at the base of the cliff, to the right of the main waterfall. Climb up the loose scree to solid rock. Stick to the right of the often seeping rock as this is a waterfalls in the floods. Cross the wet rock and up obvious ramp. First free ascent was in 1989.
An accident happen involving a helicopter rescue when a parachute didn't open in time. The jumper his the water with almost full impact force.