Exploring Millaa Millaa Falls on the Waterfalls Circuit

Exploring Millaa Millaa Falls on the Waterfalls Circuit

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 09/22/2017

Reading time: 2 mins

The Tablelands region of Queensland, Australia, boasts a collection of picturesque waterfalls that break up the unique landscape.

Here, visitors amble from one watering hole to the next, enjoying refreshing plunge pools and charming scenery as they go.

Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the best-loved waterfalls in the area, and can be found at Theresa Creek Road. The heritage-listed site was named on the Queensland Heritage Register on the 5th December 2005. It remains an important visitor spot for those looking to explore the history and natural beauty of this part of Australia.

The falls themselves are located alongside the pretty town of Millaa Millaa on the sprawling expanse of the Atherton Tableland. The name “Millaa Millaa” is translated from a MaMu Aboriginal phrase. It refers to the impressive Elaeagnus Triflora, a unique rainforest vine that sprouts fruit between May and February.

Today, the falls are a firm favourite amongst international tour operators, with the 18.3-metre-high falls drawing in a substantial number of people every year. The pool that sits at the base of the waterfall is ideal for swimming and cooling off in after a day exploring.

The scenery surrounding Millaa Millaa Falls is impressive too, with lush rainforest scenes unfolding in every direction. This forms part of the Waterfalls Circuit in the Tablelands. The circuit also includes the popular Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls.

As well as admiring the cascading flow of the falls, visitors can explore the surrounding landscape. Try an spot quirky Australian flora and fauna as you go.

If hunger strikes, there is a quaint grassy area ideal for picnics and relaxing in the serene surroundings. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as the Falls are one of the most photographed in Australia. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might even be able to spot an elusive platypus as it hunts for its daily meal.

Facilities at Millaa Millaa Falls

The facilities at Millaa Millaa Falls mean you can make an afternoon or whole day of your visit. As well as the natural swimming spot, there are barbecue and picnic areas, and changing rooms and toilets.

A trip to the Tablelands isn’t complete without exploring the Waterfalls Circuit, and Millaa Millaa is one of the most impressive cascading falls on the route. Its pretty surroundings and eclectic mix of nature and history makes it the perfect spot to spend the day.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.