Herbert River Falls

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Herbert River Falls
Herbert River Falls is located in Queensland
Herbert River Falls
LocationFar North Queensland, Australia
Coordinates18°14′06″S 145°22′15″E / 18.23500°S 145.37083°E / -18.23500; 145.37083Coordinates: 18°14′06″S 145°22′15″E / 18.23500°S 145.37083°E / -18.23500; 145.37083[1][2]
Elevation505 metres (1,657 ft)[3]
Total height56–75 metres (184–246 ft)[3]
WatercourseHerbert River

The Herbert River Falls is a plunge waterfall on the Herbert River that is located in the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics in the Far North region of Queensland, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The falls are located on the northern boundary of the Girringun National Park, west of Cardwell, in the Cassowary Coast local government area, approximately 162 kilometres (101 mi) northwest of the river's mouth at Ingham.[4] The waterfall plunges from the Atherton Tableland at an elevation of 505 metres (1,657 ft)[3] and falls between 56–75 metres (184–246 ft)[3] into the Herbert River Gorge below.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Herbert River Falls". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Herbert River Falls (entry 15763)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "Map of Herbert River Falls, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  4. ^ "Herbert River Falls Gorge and Rainforest Plateau, Abergowrie-Ingham Rd, Abergowrie, QLD, Australia". Australian Heritage Database. Department of the Environment, Australian Government. 26 April 1988. Retrieved 23 May 2014.