The Historic and Cultural Malanda Falls Conservation Park

The Malanda Falls Conservation Park can be found in the sprawling expanse of the Atherton Tablelands to the west of vibrant Cairns. Bringing together crater lakes, impressive waterfalls and a rainforest covered by a lush, verdant canopy, it has a variety of things for visitors to explore and discover.

  • Agricultural Activities

    Dairy farms and agricultural activities are a major part of Malanda and form the focus point of the local economy. The Malanda Milk Factory is the most prominent in the region, putting out around one million litres of milk every single week. Visitors can take a tour of the factory, which also comprises a history museum and restaurant.

    Nearby, you’ll also find Mungalli Creek Bio-dynamic Dairy and Gallo Dairyland, both of which are open to the public for tours and exploring.

  • The Theatre

    The Majestic Theatre promises visitors the chance to go back in time to the romantic 20s with potato-sack seating. Every year, the Malanda Theatre Company put on two or three productions, so you can enjoy a spot of culture on your trip.

  • Take a Swim

    The end of the Johnston River flows down from the rainforest and into Malanda at Malanda Falls, some of the most breath-taking cascading waters in the area. At the base, it gathers together in a swimming pool in the Conservation Park, offering the perfect place to take a cooling dip in the warm Australian weather.

  • Malanda Visitor Centre

    At the visitor centre, which sits in the heart of the park, you can explore the display of exhibits that showcase the natural and cultural history of Malanda and the surrounding region. There is a fascinating history that is imbued in the volcanic sands and rainforests of the area.

  • Take a Walk

    The rainforests that are encompassed in the Malanda Falls Conservation Park are the perfect backdrop for a leisurely walk. Here, you can wander beneath the canopies on the many trails, while keeping your eyes peeled for native creatures, birds, and trees.

The Malanda Falls Conservation Park offers a beautiful change from the bustling streets of Cairns, where you can delve into nature and step back in time to a town that focuses on dairy farming and traditional agricultural activities. Amongst all this, there are plenty of exciting scenes to soak up – from mesmerising waterfalls that slither through the rainforest floor, to sprawling canopies, volcanic craters and impressive lakes.

Why not check out our Atherton Tablelands Tour if you’re in the area?

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