Emerald Creek rushes out of the rainforest-clad heights of the Lamb Range and down into open eucalypt woodland.
There the waters of the creek tumble over granite boulders, forming the picturesque falls that plunge into placid pools.
Emerald creek has a series of cascading waterfalls over granite boulders. A walking track takes you alongside the creek to the numerous falls and lagoons, up to the lookout with views of the valley towards Mareeba.
The site is an ideal picnic spot and has several great swimming holes.
Emerald Creek Falls day-use area in Dinden West Forest Reserve is 15km south east of Mareeba. Six kilometres of this road is unsealed and unsuitable for caravans and trailers.
Camping is not permitted at Emerald Creek
Allow about 1 hr walking time for the 1.9 klm walking track.