The Aboriginal Traditional Owners of this area, the Ngadjon-Jii, welcome you to Tutamonlin (Malanda Falls). Please take care of their sacred country when you venture into the forest to experience the culture, history and lifestyle that is sacred to this landscape and its Aboriginal people.
Malanda Falls, on the North Johnstone River, tumbles over basalt rock formed by an ancient lava flow that spread from the Mount Hypipamee area 15km away.
There are two short walks through the surrounding remnant rainforest. The tulip oak walk features signs written and designed by the local Aboriginal people. The signs tell of the Aboriginal and European history of the area and of the Ngadjon-Jii culture and lifestyle. The rainforest circuit walk follows the river before winding back through the forest. Look for platypus, fish and turtles from the viewing deck over the river, and learn some of the many tree species that make up the forest
Tulip Oak walk – 1 km return (allow 35mins walking time) Grade: easy
Rainforest Walk – 1.5km return (allow 30 mins walking time) Grade: easy
Guided Walk – Join local Ngadjon guides on the Rainforest Dreaming Guided Walk (allow 45 minutes walking time). Bookings are essential by contacting the Malanda Falls Visitor Information Centre.
Adjoining the conservation park, has toilets, picnic tables, shelters, barbecues and water access points.