Wallaman Falls, Girringun National Park, Queensland
|Total height||268 m (879 ft)|
|Number of drops||1|
|Longest drop||268 m (879 ft)|
|Total width||15 m (49 ft)|
|3 m3/s (110 cu ft/s)|
Wallaman Falls is a waterfall in Girringun National Park, Queensland, Australia. It is notable for its single drop of 268 metres (879 ft), which makes it the country's tallest single-drop waterfall. The pool at the bottom of the waterfall is 20 metres (66 ft) deep. An estimated 100,000 people visit the waterfall annually.
The waterfall is part of Stony Creek, a tributary of the Herbert River. It is formed when the creek flows over an escarpment in the Seaview Range. The geological history of the formation may be traced back some 50 million years, when the uplift of the continental margin in the region created modern landforms. The Herbert River, which previously flowed west, began to cut through the terrain en route to its outflow in the Coral Sea. The gorge produced by this erosive action gradually retreated inland along the Herbert River's course at a rate of 40 centimetres (16 in) per hundred years. The river's tributaries were eventually left suspended by this action, forming their own gorges.
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