How do I get to Millaa Millaa Falls?

How do I get to Millaa Millaa Falls?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/28/2021

Reading time: 2 mins

One of the most wonderful things about tropical North Queensland is its sheer magnitude of gorgeous waterfalls surrounded by lush rainforests. In fact, the absolutely sublime Millaa Millaa Falls is located on what is known as the Waterfalls Circuit, along with the likes of the equally-gorgeous Ellinjaa and Zillie Falls!

Millaa Millaa Falls

Located within the Atherton Tablelands, Millaa Millaa Falls are just a one and a half hour’s drive from Cairns, and what awaits you there is a tropical paradise that almost looks like something out of a beautiful dream…

The falls themselves are magnificent, with a mystifying vertical drop that falls gracefully into the lovely pool below. And what’s even better about this pool? The fact that you can swim in it, of course!

Yes, Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the best spots in the whole of the Atherton Tablelands to refresh yourself in the northern heat, with beautiful waters amongst a nourishing backdrop creating the perfect place for a soak…

Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the ultimate activities to enjoy in the wondrous Atherton Tablelands, but what else awaits you in this most gorgeous tropical wonderland?

Paronella Park

Paronella Park is Australia’s answer to Citizen Kane’s Xanadu. This sprawling estate was the brainchild of one Jose Paronella, who wanted to build his own paradise in the tablelands (you can’t really blame ‘im!).

However, construction was always inhibited by the elements and Paronella’s dream never came to full fruition, but that doesn’t mean what is left behind isn’t anything short of miraculous…

Today, Paronella Park is easily recognised as one of the best tourist attractions around Cairns, with sprawling gardens and beautiful, decaying structures dotting the landscape.

It truly is like stepping back into a time where people put unequivocal effort into their designs and this is something that shouldn’t be overlooked…

Hot air balloon ride

The Atherton Tablelands are beautiful, really beautiful, and so it only makes sense that people want to see them in all their birdseye glory from the spectacular heights of a hot air balloon ride.

This is a unique experience in tropical Queensland and is the perfect way to start a day in the picturesque and ever-serene tablelands. Just be sure you’re not afraid of heights and you’re sure to be in for one of the most unforgettable experiences in the Cairns region!

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.