Beautiful Millaa Millaa, known as the Village in the Mist, is the gateway to the southern Tablelands. The image of its picturesque waterfall has graced thousands of travel pages. At 850 metres above sea level, the town is nestled among emerald hills surrounded by lush dairy pastures, majestic rainforests and magnificent waterfalls. From town, travel east 11km to Junction Road and follow the signs onto the Mungalli loop, which includes Mungalli Falls, the highest waterfall on the Atherton Tablelands.
MILLAA MILLAA TOWN The village
celebrated its centenary in 2011 and its rich, rural heritage is outlined in the local museum. Don’t miss the massive Kauri Pine logs, with a memento of the logging industry of the past. Next to the museum is a covered picnic area featuring a sculpture of the famed explorer, Christie Palmerston. One of the most superb vistas in the region can be seen from the Millaa Millaa Lookout just west of town.
MISTY MOUNTAIN TRAILS Millaa Millaa is also the gateway to the Wet Tropics wilderness long distance walking trails. More than 130km of tracks have been constructed.
This network of short and long wilderness tracks takes visitors through pristine, high-altitude rainforest with crystal clear creeks, waterfalls and panoramic views. These tracks are intended for visitors with medium to advanced bushwalking and navigation skills.
WATERFALLS Millaa Millaa’s picturesque waterfalls, which have been attracting visitors for over a century, are Queensland Heritage listed. The Waterfalls Circuit begins at Theresa Creek Road just east of town and the drive encompasses Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls and Ellinjaa Falls. All the falls have walking tracks, however Millaa Millaa Falls also has picnic tables, change rooms and toilets.
Other falls to visit include Pepina and Souita, which are located 10km from Millaa Millaa along the Old Palmerston Highway towards Ravenshoe.
GOURMET PRODUCE Don’t miss the successful bio-dynamic/organic dairy, Mungalli Creek, where you can sample its range of award-winning products as well as watch them being made. A private guided tour of Rainforest Heart will offer you the chance to see first hand an operating tropical fruit farm, where Davidson’s plum, lemon aspen, rainforest cherry and rainforest lychee are all grown.
Here in the northern tropics, there is plenty of water. Luckily, the rivers and streams cascading from the highlands to the coast spill over terrain that creates natural features such as lakes and waterfalls, which are stand-out attractions in the region. Here you will find Australia’s tallest waterfall (Wallaman Falls), the widest single-drop waterfall (Millstream Falls) and even a waterfall that featured as the tribal council on the television series Survivor (Blencoe Falls). It could be easy to spend days exploring all the waterfalls across the Atherton Tablelands. All the waterfalls are easily accessible and within a reasonable distance from each other. Some of the more notable falls include Millaa Millaa Falls, Zillie Falls, Ellinjaa Falls, Mungalli Falls, Nandroya Falls, Tchupalla Falls, Malanda Falls, Dinner Falls, Lake Eacham Falls as well as the Millstream and Little Millstream Falls.