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 that 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 is 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 a dirt road but is suitable for normal cars.