Tchupala Falls


Tchupala Falls

Two stunning waterfalls, Wallicher Falls and Tchupala Falls are easy reachable from Palmerston Highway. Cool swimming hole is available at nearby Gooligans picnic area.

Driving and walking conditions

GPS of the view point: S 17° 36.248' E 145° 46.627'
Parking: Palmerston Hwy, Palmerston
Vehicle type: All vehicle types Track type: Walking track
Road type: Sealed Return track duration: 30min

Waterfall parameters

Waterfall height: 15m Type of the waterfall: Block

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐
GPS:          S 17° 36.248' E 145° 46.627'
Parking:     Palmerston Hwy, Palmerston
Access:     30min return walk

Walking and driving instructions


Tchupala Falls is roughly a 30minutes’ drive away from Innisfail, or just 20 minutes’ from Millaa Millaa. From Millaa Millaa travel 26km south-east on the State Route 25 (Palmerston Highway). There is a small parking area on your left (easy to miss) with track’s signs. The road surface is sealed.

The car park is relatively small, and doesn’t have any facilities. Picnic tables, swimming hole and toilets are available at nearby Gooligans picnic area (2km away).

From the car park follow a well-signposted path. The track, which leads to Tchupala Falls, branches from the main trail after 200m. Keep to the right, and roughly in 10-15 minutes you will reach Tchupala Falls lookout. Unfortunately, the official track to a better fall’ lookout was damaged, and currently closed. En route is a nice cascade located on the same creek. It’s seen from the main trail upstream from Tchupala Falls.

Return via the same route (30 minutes total walking time; official sign says '45 minutes').

Tchupala Falls is a permanent waterfall. Beautiful all year round. Best time to visit – Dec to Mar.

Waterfalls nearby

Wallicher Falls

Rating:       ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Access:     45min return walk
Driving:   1 m (1 min)

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