Millaa Millaa Falls

Millaa Millaa Falls are located in the far north of Queensland, Australia in the Atherton Tablelands area. The name Millaa Millaa comes from the Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘plenty of water’ or ‘waterfall.’ And these falls are full of water! One of the most popular tourist attractions in the area, Millaa Millaa Falls is a beautiful haven to visit on a hot, tropical Queensland day.

The falls are 18.3 metres high, making it a fantastic backdrop for any photo. But that’s not the only reason why thousands of people find their way to the falls every year. It’s the swimming hole below the falls that entices visitors to make a day out of it and take a dip in the refreshing waters. The landscape around the waterfalls isn’t too bad either. The lush, rainforest region surrounding the falls is straight out of a movie set, welcoming you in like a big hug.

If you are visiting the falls on your own, the best time to visit is in the morning to beat the crowds. If not, don’t be alarmed when the tour buses, campervans, and other travel tours come barging in. If you’re on a tour, get ready to share the area with a lot of other travellers. But even with an increase in population, you can’t beat the view and the surroundings.

The falls are also a great spot for a picnic. Bring a lunch or snack and have a relaxing day listening to the sound of the waterfall hit the swimming hole below. There are even BBQ facilities available for your group to enjoy a nice barbie. The falls are on a ‘waterfall circuit’ with Zillie Falls, and Ellinjaa Falls located on the same road, all within 17 kilometres. The Millaa Millaa Falls are the first on the circuit, only three kilometres down the road.

There are also a few nice short walks around the falls, giving you a chance to explore the nearby rainforest and take photos. If you’re there in the late afternoon, you may get a sneak peek at the local Platypus and Ulysses Butterfly. They are found occasionally near the swimming hole. Another local you might see is the iridescent Dragonfly. They like to hang around long enough for you to say hello and maybe even snap a photo! These falls are by far the most popular out of the three, and for good reason. They are beautiful, inviting and worth seeing.

If you would like to spend more time in Atherton Tablelands, join our 2 Day Atherton Tablelands Tour today!

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