Yes I went with the very original title of ‘chasing waterfalls’. I just couldn’t resist using the 90’s hit song as a reference.
Thank you TLC.
The tropics of far north Queensland are so different from other parts of Queensland. If you get the chance to travel that far up the coast, I would strongly recommend it. There’s a lot to see in the Tablelands and you won’t be disappointed.
Just over 100km south-west of Cairns, there is a circuit which takes you around three waterfalls. These are the Millaa Millaa falls, Zillie falls and Ellinjaa falls. You can swim in Millaa Millaa falls but be warned, it is absolutely freezing.
This is the same waterfall used for the Herbal Essences advert so you have to brave it for that infamous hair flick photo.
I think the boys did a better job than we did!
If you’re lucky enough, you will see a few turtles swimming around here. We visited the waterfalls around mid-morning so we were quite lucky that there weren’t a lot of people around. This was great for us to as we got to flick our hair to our heart’s content, or until we gave ourselves whiplash.
The second waterfall on the drive is Zillie falls. I have no idea how to get to the bottom of this one but the view from the top is brilliant.
As a disclaimer, there is a fence you’re not meant to climb over. I did because I am an irresponsible adult, please don’t copy me. It is very, very high up.
The last waterfall on the trail is the Ellinjaa falls. You have to walk for ten minutes to get to this one. The water is too shallow to swim in but you can paddle if you wish.
My favourite waterfall was definitely the Millaa Millaa falls. So much so that we came back here on the bike a couple of times.
There are a few tours you can arrange in Cairns for this waterfall circuit if you don’t have a car. I would suggest hiring a car rather than a tour though, especially when you’re in a group as it’s much cheaper and more of an experience.
Apologies for the bad quality in a few of my images. I had uploaded them to facebook then forgot where I saved them… Smart. Facebook strips the quality which is annoying but more annoying that I’ve misplaced the originals! Hopefully I’ll find them soon and be able to replace the images.