The hard columnar basalt from lava flows solidified in drainage valleys. Subsequent water erosion of softer rocks cut into these valleys eventually forming the many spectacular waterfall through this region.
Millaa Millaa Falls
Head south of Millaa Millaa on Highway and turn left on Theresa Creek Rd – after l km left to Millaa Millaa Falls.
Most Photographed Falls in Australia These falls are a popular swimming spot – look for the Ulysses Butterfly and Platypus late in the afternoon. Barbecue, picnic facilities, Change Rooms and Toilets
Zillie falls are 7.5km from Millaa Millaa falls on this circuit. Viewing platform provides photographic advantage. BBQ and Shelter in car park. Theresa Creek Bridge also shows the rainforest to advantage.
Ellinjaa Falls, 3 klms on from Zillie falls, cascades over a series of lava columns. The car park has BBQ and picnic tables. Walk down to the the zig zag track to the stream – great tree ferns and vines on the descent.
10 klms from Millaa Millaa along the the old Palmerston Highway (now a scenic route) towards Ravenshoe are the Pepina Falls. A short walk gets you to the base of the falls.
13km from Millaa Millaa along the Palmerston Highway, towards Innisfail is Junction Road. Follow the signs left to Mungalli Falls – the highest waterfall on the Tablelands at 90M high.