Leichhardt Falls

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Leichhardt Falls
Leichhardt Falls is located in Queensland
Leichhardt Falls
Location Gulf Country, North West Queensland, Australia
Coordinates 18°13′11″S 139°52′44″E / 18.21972°S 139.87889°E / -18.21972; 139.87889Coordinates: 18°13′11″S 139°52′44″E / 18.21972°S 139.87889°E / -18.21972; 139.87889[1][2]
Type Plunge
Watercourse Leichhardt River

The Leichhardt Falls is a plunge waterfall on the Leichhardt River in the Gulf Country region of North West Queensland, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The falls are located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) upstream from the point where the river discharges into the Gulf of Carpentaria. The falls vary in intensity from a raging torrent of water in the wet season to a mere trickle towards the end of the dry season.[3] The falls are not renowned for their height but for their stepped nature and breadth.

The falls and river are named after Ludwig Leichhardt.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Leichhardt Falls (QLD)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  2. ^ a b "Leichhardt Falls (entry 19169)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "The Gulf Track". Australian 4x4. John Cantrell. 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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