Malanda Falls


Malanda Falls

Excellent swimming spot, Malanda Falls is easily accessible from the main 25 High Way.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 17° 21.300' E 145° 35.157'
Parking: Malanda Atherton Rd, Malanda
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Easy walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 10min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 5m Type of the waterfall: Block

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 17° 21.300' E 145° 35.157'
Parking:     Malanda Atherton Rd, Malanda
Access:     10min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Malanda Falls is roughly a 1hr 5minutes’ drive away from Innisfail, or just 20 minutes’ from Millaa Millaa. From Millaa Millaa head north-west along the State Highway 25 for 22.5km until you reach Malanda Village. Then continue along the SH 25 for the next 1.3km. A dedicated car park (Malanda Falls Visitors Centre) is found along this road to the right.

The car park has all sort of facilities, including picnic tables, Visitors Centre, toilets and track' signs.

From the car park follow a short and easy walk which brings you to the base of the falls. The pool at the falls' base is an excellent place for swimming. 

Return via the same route. Total walking time is about 10min.

The Birrar track (starts from the same parking) is an easy walk through the Tutamonlin Forest along the banks of Malan River. The track is 1km long and will take around 35 minutes to complete.

Malanda Falls is a permanent waterfall. Best time to visit – Dec to Mar.

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Dinner Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐
Access:     30min return walk
Driving:   17.5 km (16 mins)

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