"The beautiful Tablelands of QLD." Atherton by tropicrd

Atherton Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 28 photos

Millaa Millaa Falls

These falls are very popular for tourists to visit. I am so lucky because I can go when no one else is around and sit and enjoy the peace and solitude of this postcard perfect place on the Tableland waterfall circuit.

I find early morning or dusk the best time,but the locals say between noon and 2pm is the best time so who am I to argue..

Enter the waterfall circuit, 2klm off the Palmerston Highway from Millaa Millaa side.
They have toilets,shelters,BBQ's and a kiosk.

Mungalli falls/rapids

Follow the waterfall circuit to this pretty place.
The water is freezing and unsuitable for swimming.
The location is along Juction Road,which joins Palmerston Highway as a cresent,this is a single lane road and in dairy cattle area take a look at the scenery and you will see Mnt Bartle Frere ( Queensland highest mountain) in the background.This is one of the highest waterfalls on the Tableland,it runs over a cliff of basalt columns.The cascades in my picture is above the main fall,there is a track that takes you down but it is very steep and slippery but well worth it.
This is part of the Mungalli Falls rainforest & Student Village,public toilets,a kiosk and accommodation is available.

Views of the Tablelands

This is a green and rich soil area that is suited for dairy cattle and vegetable/fruit farming ,this area also has a tea plantation along the Palmerston Highway.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful waterfalls,lakes,and country roads.
  • Cons:Watch out for potholes on the roads.
  • In a nutshell:Fabulous waterfalls and off the beaten track surprises.
  • Last visit to Atherton: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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